Interventional Pain Medicine

Interventional pain management or interventional pain medicine is a subspecialty of the medical specialty, pain management, devoted to the use of invasive techniques such as facet joint injections, nerve blocks (interrupting the flow of pain signals along specific nervous system pathways), neuroaugmentation (including spinal cord stimulation and peripheral nerve stimulation), and implantable drug delivery systems.

Read more about Interventional Pain Medicine:  History, Radiation, Neurolysis, Cutting or Destruction of Nervous Tissue, Intrathecal Infusion, Epidural Infusion, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Deep Brain Stimulation, Hypophysectomy

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Pethidine
... for the treatment of moderate to severe pain, and is delivered as a hydrochloride salt in tablets, as a syrup, or by intramuscular, subcutaneous or intravenous injection ... choice for many physicians in 1975 60% of doctors prescribed it for acute pain and 22% for chronic severe pain ... addiction, and to be superior in treating the pain associated with biliary spasm or renal colic due to its putative antispasmodic effects ...
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