Timothy S Crall

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BACKGROUND CONTEXT Selective lumbar nerve blocks (SLNBs) are a popular, minimally invasive treatment and diagnostic tool for lumbar radiculopathy. It is therefore relevant to determine the complication rate for SLNBs, as well as examine the association between needle-tip position and complication rates in order to improve safety. PURPOSE The purposes of(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review. OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of various needle tip positions on immediate postinjection pain in selective lumbar nerve blocks. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA To our knowledge, no large study has examined the effect of various needle tip positions within or adjacent to the intervertebral foramen on immediate pain(More)
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