Epidural Nerve Blocks in the Treatment of CRPS
Doctor Hooshmand and I have co-authored the following article: Epidural Nerve Blocks(ENB) in the Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
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Epidural Nerve Blocks in CRPS
Epidural Nerve Blocks(ENB) in the Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Hooshang Hooshmand, M.D. (Retired) and Eric M. Phillips
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Abstract: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a definitive chronic pain syndrome which is associated with multiple manifestations and complications which makes this disease very difficult to treat. The frontline treatment option for most patients, after a clinical diagnose of CRPS is with a stellate ganglion nerve block (SGB). This type of nerve block can be helpful with the initial diagnoses of CRPS. When SGB are done repetitively they can cause more harm to the patient.
In this article, we will discuss other safer and more effective types of nerve blocks such as epidural nerve blocks (ENB), caudal blocks, and paravertebral nerve blocks(PNB) that can be more beneficial in the management of CRPS treatment.
Key words: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Epidural Nerve Block(ENB), Caudal Nerve Blocks, Paravertebral Nerve Blocks(PNB), Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB), Depo-Medrol®.