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Interventional techniques for chronic pain

Brigitta Brandner and M. Nagaratnam

in Chronic Pain

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199230280
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607020 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199230280.003.0008

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

Interventional techniques for chronic pain

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• Interventional anaesthetic techniques provide clinicians with a useful tool for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain • Techniques used include intravenous techniques, peripheral and central nerve blocks, and autonomic blocks. • The main contraindications to the use of interventional techniques are related to the patient’s psychological state or medical condition • There must be rapid and clear communication with primary care teams about aftercare following interventions.

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Subjects: Clinical Medicine ; Pain Medicine

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