Shuji Komatsu

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BACKGROUND Lumbar spine disease in the elderly people is complicated by a variety of pathophysiology in the spine and the cause of the pain is unclear. Diagnosis of pain may be difficult in patients with pain in the thigh and groin area. Sacroiliac joint is supporting the trunk and movable joint. We examined the effect of the sacroiliac joint block for(More)
Excellent outcomes were achieved with spinal cord stimulation (SCS) for 7 to 10 days on 2 patients who developed postherpetic neuralgia. Both patients were within 2 to 3 months of the onset of the condition, and nerve blocks provided only temporary pain relief and drug therapies had poor efficacy. The authors believe that limited-duration SCS for subacute(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to develop a new tool, the Pain Sleep questionnaire, consisting of 20 items (PS-20) for measuring pain-related sleep disturbances in pain clinic patients, and to examine its reliability and validity. METHODS The internal consistency, criterion validity compared with the Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Short-Form(More)
While attempting to treat a 71-year-old male patient who had been diagnosed with sciatica from spinal canal stenosis, we discovered his prior cancer metastasizing to the psoas. We initially administered epidural block to him after confirming his prior rectal cancer had not metastasized to lumbar vertebral bones, but the block did not satisfactorily(More)
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