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By Michael J. Cousins (auth.), J. Chrubasik M.D., E. Martin M.D., M. Cousins M.D. (eds.)

Since 1961, whilst soreness treatment was once brought through Bonica, the- re were world-wide efforts to set up uncomplicated regimens for the remedy of persistent discomfort. but many sufferers nonetheless proceed to be afflicted by intractable soreness regardless of the availa- bility of potent remedy that may enormously increase their caliber of existence. the shortcoming of experts acquainted with fresh advancements is likely one of the motives. there's con- sequently a very good call for for interdisciplinary soreness clinics and professional education courses. This e-book constitutes either a invaluable creation and an summary of present uncomplicated regimens and the newest subtle suggestions in discomfort therapy.

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Posterior Radicotomy (Fig. 2) Posterior radicotomy consists of cutting the first sensory neuron on entry into the spinal ganglion prior to penetration into the spinal cord or the brainstem. Considered for a long time to be the simplest surgical intervention [4, 20], it is also the oldest. Proposed in 1889, its popularity increased greatly after World War II. It is based essentially on the fact that at the level of the posterior root all fibres are sensory and injury to them will be definitive. It does not expose one to motor disturbance.

4). Only the last three sites require surgery and implantation of a neurostimulator. The easiest and safest stimulation sites should be tried first. The aim is to provoke or stimulate "comfortable" electrical paraesthesia involving as much of the painful territory as possible. '"'i;;;;~-f---- 4 3 - - - r ---mJI 2 Fig. 4. Sites of analgesic techniques of electrical neurostimulation: 1 transcutaneous stimulation; 2 stimulation of peripheral nerves; 3 stimulation of spinal dorsal columns; 4 thalamic stimulation Surgical Techniques in the Treatment of Pain 47 Implantable Analgesic Neurostimulators (Fig.

The peripheral distribution of the trigeminal nerve in facial neuralgia 2. The posterior branch of C2 in Arnold's neuralgia 3. The intercostal nerves (single or multiple) in intercostal neuralgia 4. • The femoral cutaneous nerve at the level of the iliac spine in the corresponding neuralgia. There are similarities between peripheral neurolysis and sympathectomies involving visceral sympathetic ganglia. Percutaneous or surgical sympathectomies, especially of the stellate ganglia in upper limb pain , coeliac ganglia in abdominal pain and splanchnic or lumbar ganglia in lower limb pain , were described by Rene Leriche, the pioneer of neurosurgery for pain.

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