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Written by a multidisciplinary team of experts, Spinal Injection Techniques presents all common methods for the injection of local anesthetics to address pain from the cervical spine to the sacrum. The authors describe techniques that are viable alternatives to spine surgery and that do not rely on diagnostic imaging. The first section of the book covers a general overview of the basic principles, diagnostics, and causal as well as symptomatic pain therapy for the spine. Designed in atlas format, the second section includes chapters on spinal anatomy and pain signaling, techniques for injection therapy of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, management of potential complications and side effects, and multimodal spine therapy. Illustrated by real-life photographs from the author's practice, each technique-related chapter guides the reader step-by-step and with great precision through the injection procedures. Highlights:Provides detailed coverage of injection therapy without the use of image guidanceFeatures inpatient and outpatient minimally invasive spine therapy, and concomitant pharmaceutical treatmentsIncludes essential information on contraindications and patient consentMore than 400 color illustrations and photographs demonstrate the relevant anatomy, patient positioning, and accurate needle placementDesigned as a practical guide and useful compendium, Spinal Injection Techniques is invaluable for orthopedists and practitioners in physical medicine and rehabilitation. It is also a handy reference for anesthesiologists, neurologists, and rheumatologists with a specific interest in pain therapy for the spine.
Written by a multidisciplinary team of experts, Spinal Injection Techniques presents the most effective methods for injecting pharmaceuticals to address acute and chronic pain originating from the cervical spine to the sacrum. This new, second edition has been extensively revised and updated with replacement of many images and addition of an extended chapter with tips and tricks on diagnostic and clinical examination. The authors' emphasis is on techniques that represent viable alternatives to spine surgery and do not rely on diagnostic imaging.

The first section of the book provides a general overview of the basic principles, diagnostics, and causal as well as symptomatic pain therapy for the spine. The second section, created in an atlas format, includes chapters on spinal anatomy and pain signaling, techniques for injection therapy of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, management of potential complications and side effects, and multimodal spine therapy. Illustrated using real-life photographs from the authors' practice, each technique-related chapter guides the reader step-by-step and with great confidence through the injection procedures.

Highlights:

Provides detailed coverage of injection therapy using anatomic landmarks, without the use of image guidanceFeatures minimally invasive spine therapy for inpatient and outpatient settings, with concomitant pharmaceutical treatmentsIncludes essential information on contraindications and patient consentMore than 500 color illustrations and photographs demonstrating the relevant anatomy, patient positioning, and accurate needle placement

Conceived as a practical guide and useful compendium, Spinal Injection Techniques is invaluable for orthopedists and practitioners in physical medicine and rehabilitation. It is also a handy reference for anesthesiologists, neurologists, and rheumatologists with a specific interest in pain therapy for the spine.

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