Category Archives: Pain Management

Before and After: Ultrasound and Anesthesia for Reducing Surgical Pain

Taking advantage of today’s technology A few decades ago, the thought of using ultrasound for anesthesia seemed silly and unnecessary. Today, ultrasound has become one of the leading technological innovations for many regional anesthesia procedures. The benefits of using ultrasound … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Overcoming Continuous Nerve Block Obstacles

Helpful hints for better, more successful blocks Continuous nerve blocks have a number of advantages for both the surgeon and the patient, but what exactly are they? Continuous peripheral nerve blocks (CPNBs) are used in a number of surgeries that … Continue reading

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The Economic Advantages of Regional Anesthesia

Peripheral nerve blocks, continuous local anesthetic infusions save time and money For most modern-day anesthesia providers, the biggest reason to use regional anesthesia is because of the vast improvements the techniques can bring to a patient’s post-op experience. Improved patient … Continue reading

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3 Uses for Peripheral Nerve Blocks You Didn’t Even Know About

The common regional anesthetic procedure is finding more uses in non-surgical settings Peripheral nerve blocks have proven to be a welcome relief for patients and physicians alike, with the ability to lessen the need for opioids as well as provide … Continue reading

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Neck Pain? Try More Than One Option, Together

“Combination therapy” could be the best answer for long-term relief A study based on 169 men and women with common neck pain recommends not one but two different forms of treatment used together as the best option for overall relief, … Continue reading

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New PTSD Treatment Offers Relief With Neck Injections

Researchers say technique relieved symptoms in 70 percent of combat veterans A new report published in the October issue of Military Medicine found that an anesthesia technique called a stellate ganglion block, or SGB, could provide much needed relief for … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Pain: 19 Percent of Americans Deal With Daily Chronic Pain

Survey outlines landscape of pain from across the country A new survey published in the October issue of the Journal of Pain found that almost one out of five Americans struggle with “significant and debilitating” chronic pain on a daily … Continue reading

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Postsurgical Pain Drops in Last Decade

Number of patients reporting moderate to severe pain falls 24 percent Good news for pain management: according to a new study, the number of patients that report moderate to severe pain two weeks after surgery has dropped in the last … Continue reading

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Military Chronic Pain to Receive 5 Year, $22 Million Research Project

Federal agencies will work together across 13 separate research trials In order to combat the treatment of chronic pain in the U.S. military, a new five year, $22 million research project is underway, and will be spread across multiple federal agencies and … Continue reading

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Lower Back Pain? Try an Epidural Steroid Injection

Research shows effective results for treating lumbar radicular pain  During the International Spine Intervention Society Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida last August, Dr. Timothy P. Maus, MD, presented new research which shows that single lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections are … Continue reading

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