Category Archives: Injection

Pain News – Short Snaps June 2017

June 2017 Pain News: I put them up as short snaps because not going to blog note them – hope you like. You will probably not find many in news elsewhere.

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Epidural Steroid Injection – Pain on Lumbar Extension Determines Extent of Benefit

In Chronic Low Back Pain and Radiculopathy (sciatica) epidurals are used with varying success. “The mean length of relief duration is 38.37 weeks for individuals without painful lumbar extension and 14.68 weeks for individuals with painful lumbar extension.” CONCLUSIONS:: The … Continue reading

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Subdeltoid Hyaluronic Acid Lubricant Injection in Supraspinatus Tendonopathy Helps

Subdeltoid hyaluronic acid injections 2 ml x 2 weekly associated with mild improvement in pain

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What Should Patients be Advised Post Shoulder Injection?

116 patients Forty-one (35.3%) patients experienced post-injection pain. The mean duration of symptoms was 3.9 days. At 6 months, 81 (69.8%) patients were discharged successfully and, at a mean of 23.2 months, did not require re-referral; 29 (25%) had surgery; … Continue reading

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Greater Occipital Nerve Blocks Help Triptan Overuse Headaches

Triptan overuse can exacerbate and well as signify uncontrolled headaches. Use of Occipital nerve blocks can make transition of limiting triptans easier.

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Epidural For Back – Particulate Steroids Work Better than Soluble

For Sciatica & spinal stenosis steroid epidurals are used but controversy exists over whether there is any benefit of particulate over soluble steroids. It would seem obvious that a steroid that last weeks would be better than one that last … Continue reading

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Protocol for Treating Polycystic Kidney Disease Pain

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) can end up with such severe pain that they wish nephrectomy. I’m hoping this protocol reaches kidney societies that can lobby for aggressive pain treatment to keep things under control.

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Post Dural Headache Treatments

Came across a wonderful list of drugs available for post-dural headaches: https://www.asra.com/content/documents/aug-14.pdf p13-14,23 If you can’t reach it, here is the list and more

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Instructions for Dealing With Calcific Tendonitis Shoulder

It has always been vague on the fine points of this techique. A beautiful account for this procedure is available in this newsletter: http://www.asra.com/content/documents/nov-13_asra_news.pdf on pages 14-17 I have included a summary for those who can’t reach it.

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Chronic Migraines – Repeated Occipital Nerve Blocks Cut pain in 1/2 in 3 Months

Earlier I wrote about Nerve blocks controlling headaches. Quick Fix For Headaches – Repeated Nerve Supraorbital, Infraorbital, and Occipital Nerve Blocks – and What To Do For The Very Bad http://painmuse.org/?p=2886 Several protocols had been made up. This present one, … Continue reading

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Vertebroplasty Does Work For Vertebral Back Compression Fractures

Clin Cases Miner Bone Metab. 2016 Sep-Dec;13(3):234-236. doi:10.11138/ccmbm/2016.13.3.234 Safety and efficacy of vertebroplasty in the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures: a prospective multicenter international randomized controlled study. Leali PT, Solla F, Maestretti G, Balsano M, Doria C https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28228788 200 … Continue reading

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New Effective Treatment for Intractable Sore Mouth Mucositis

0.05% Methylene Blue oral rinse therapy was cheap and effective treatment for mucositis from chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Amazing result could be big help.

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Can Pharyngeal GERD Be Cured?

Reflux into throat has a something in throat “globus “feel, throat clearing and annoying  cough. When ulcer “PPI”pills fail one author suggests injecting T5-6, 1 cm from spine, to influence sympathetic nerve trunks and gradually reset the nervous system – … Continue reading

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TMJ – Upper Joint Injection Technique

I had always thought injecting the TMJ laterally in upward direction would be best. A posterior approach was found more effective in the swine equivalent.

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Chronic Severe Abdominal Pain is a Skin Nerve Pain

Lidocaine freezing, administered rectally, can eliminate bowel pains temporarily. Having done that in a case of severe chronic abdominal pains, I found very tender nerve tracts from back to lower abdomen and pelvis on right side, explaining most of the … Continue reading

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Scar Pains – More Injections to Cure Than Think

I was taught that a simple intradermal injection of local could eliminate scar pains. Now it is becoming clearer that repeated injections are often needed and the addition of cortisone is often necessary for results.

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Missed Back Pains Especially in Elderly – Kissing Spinous Processes – Baastrup’s Disease

Touching spinous processes in back can elicit pain, and may coexist with other problems so be easily missed. Cortisone injection is the first line treatment. I might have seen one lately that was puzzling that it was so localized – … Continue reading

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Post Breast Surgery Pains – Nerve Blocks Help

Post breast cancer surgery Pains are often do to injury to the Intercostobrachial nerve. Up to now, there has been little literature on whether blocking nerve actually helps – now a pilot study suggests pain can be cut in half.

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Frozen Shoulder – Just a Little Cortisone But More Blocks Help

Study found 20 mg Kenalog worked as well as 40 mg and another found you don’t even need to hit the joint. I supplement suprascapular and quadrilateral space blocks as well as subscapularis working out.

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Severe or Neuropathic Groin Pain – Obturator Neuropathy

Have and elderly fellow that just persevered with severe left groin pain as was just something he should put up with. He had not been sleeping and daughter noted cognitive decline with it. Exam of hip was a bit sore … Continue reading

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Neck Pains From Atlanto-Occipital Joints

Top joint C0-1 refers to upper neck, face and upper shoulder tips. Exam requires you to grip c1 transverse processes and nod neck sideways. Certain manual techniques might help.

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Coccygodynia = Tender Coccyx – Inject Ganglion Impar

One Ganglion Impar injection achieved over 50% improvement for 82% of cases that lasted an average of 6 months.

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Post-Herpetic Neuralgia – Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection Might “Cure” And New Injection Rules

Several case studies have shown that transforaminal steroids could relieve Post Herpetic neuralgia (PHN) but that procedure is under heavy scrutiny because of rare strokes, paralysis and death so use of soluble dexamethasone has been edicted.

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Sacroiliac Joint Injection Proposal

Given that I do not have Ultrasound (got rid of old one – filled a room), I have developed a SI joint technique and would like opinion re such. Also I will refer to article using SI injections.

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Chronic Back Pain Is a Painful Vertebral Body Problem

One study demonstrates that chronic back pain is associated not so much with plain disc degeneration but with disc degeneration combined with end plate or vertebral body schmorl nodes. Another study found that people with back pain and modic type … Continue reading

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