Achieving greater occipital nerve block in patients with chronic migraines was found to be comparably effective using a proximal or a distal ultrasound-guided technique.
Ultrasound-guided axillary nerve block may offer adequate analgesia for the nonoperative management of distal radius fractures in the emergency department.
The use of novel waveforms, frequencies, and stimulation modes in spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapies may be more effective at relieving chronic low back pain and/or leg pain compared with traditional tonic low-frequency SCS.
Ultrasound-guided cervical nerve root block may be effective in reducing acute cervical herpes zoster-related burden of illness and the risk for postherpetic neuralgia.
For certain patients with complex pain patterns, stimulating both dorsal root ganglion and dorsal columns may relieve pain effectively.
Electrical stimulation, particularly electroacupuncture, was found to alleviate pain at myofascial trigger points.
Patients with chronic refractory neuropathic pain who had a spinal cord stimulation device implanted were found to still experience pain relief 2 years later.
A computed tomography-guided pulsed radiofrequency strategy was superior to an injection-only protocol for improving pain and disability scores in patients with acute or subacute neuroradicular low back pain resulting from lumbar disk herniation.
Peripheral nerve stimulation at 10 KHz was found to be efficacious in reducing chronic pain.
Axillary and infraclavicular brachial plexus blocks may have comparable efficacy in preventing and alleviating tourniquet pain associated with moderate-duration repair of fractures distal to the elbow.