Interventional Pain Management

Guidelines on the Perioperative Pain Management of Patients on Buprenorphine Therapy

Guidelines on the Perioperative Pain Management of Patients on Buprenorphine Therapy

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Clinical best practice recommendations for the use of buprenorphine in the perioperative management of patients undergoing interventional pain procedures and other surgeries were recently published.

Updated Guidelines for Interventional Pain Procedures in Patients on Antiplatelet, Anticoagulant Treatment

Updated Guidelines for Interventional Pain Procedures in Patients on Antiplatelet, Anticoagulant Treatment

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New recommendations regarding practices for patients receiving antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapy before and after interventional spine and pain procedures were formulated by the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.

Fluoroscopically Guided Sacroiliac Interventions: Appropriate Use Criteria

Fluoroscopically Guided Sacroiliac Interventions: Appropriate Use Criteria

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The Spine Intervention Society reported an overview of appropriate use criteria for fluoroscopically guided injections and radiofrequency procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of sacroiliac joint and posterior sacroiliac complex pain.

Femoral Nerve Block Effective for Endoluminal Laser Ablation-Associated Pain

Femoral Nerve Block Effective for Endoluminal Laser Ablation-Associated Pain

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Femoral nerve block guided by ultrasound represents a safe and effective strategy for reducing intraoperative pain associated with endoluminal laser ablation.

Caudal Block May Increase Intracranial Pressure in Children

Caudal Block May Increase Intracranial Pressure in Children

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Caudal block for postoperative analgesia in pediatric populations may result in an increase in intracranial pressure when performed with a high volume of local anesthetic.

Neuropathic Pain Complexity Requires Thoughtful Approach and Combination of Interventions

Neuropathic Pain Complexity Requires Thoughtful Approach and Combination of Interventions

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The wide range of etiologies underlying neuropathic pain render it a particularly challenging condition to manage.

New Spinal Cord Stimulation Parameter for Enhanced Pain Relief

New Spinal Cord Stimulation Parameter for Enhanced Pain Relief

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Current paradigms of spinal cord stimulation consider stimulation parameters separately

Sphenopalatine Ganglion Stimulation to Treat Chronic Cluster Headache

Sphenopalatine Ganglion Stimulation to Treat Chronic Cluster Headache

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Forty-five percent of participants were found to be acute responders by achieving effective therapy in at least 50% of their cluster headache attacks.

Leading Health Insurance Provider Changes Policy on High-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation

Leading Health Insurance Provider Changes Policy on High-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation

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Despite evidence on the benefits of high-frequency spinal cord stimulation for the treatment of chronic pain, leading medical insurance provider holds coverage in 2 states.

Optimizing Deep Brain Stimulation for Neuropathic Pain Relief

Optimizing Deep Brain Stimulation for Neuropathic Pain Relief

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Deep Brain Stimulation for Neuropathic Pain

Cryoanalgesia to Treat Chronic Daily Headaches and Migraines

Cryoanalgesia to Treat Chronic Daily Headaches and Migraines

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Cryoanalgesia for chronic headaches: easy to use, reversible

Interventional Treatments of Cancer Pain are Effective but Under-Utilized

Interventional Treatments of Cancer Pain are Effective but Under-Utilized

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Interventional Treatment Options for Cancer Pain

Local Infiltrative Anesthesia vs Regional Blockade for Post-TKA Pain

Local Infiltrative Anesthesia vs Regional Blockade for Post-TKA Pain

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In this pooled meta-analysis, LIA provided better analgesia at rest in the immediate post-operative period when compared to RB, in addition to preserving quadriceps function.

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