Yasumasa Yuda

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The purpose of this study was to determine the distribution of referred pain from the cervical zygapophyseal joints (C0/1 to C7/Th1) and the cervical dorsal rami (C3 to C7). The subjects were 61 patients who had occipital, neck, and shoulder pain of suspected zygapophyseal origin in whom pain was reproduced by injection of contrast medium into the joints or(More)
We examined a 35-year-old male patient with recurrent tonsillitis who did not respond to operation and drug therapy and we treated him by stellate ganglion block (SGB) alone. The clinical symptoms improved by the SGB. There was no subsequent recurrence. The result suggests that SGB therapy is effective for recurrent tonsillitis.
Continuous epidural block is often used for the treatment of pain. But there have been unsuccessful cases by the routine blind method. We devised a modified method of administering continuous epidural block under prone position with fluoroscopic guidance. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the utility of our modified method. There were 18 cases with(More)
It is difficult to control cancer pain in the neck. Intrathecal neurolysis is one of the pain control modalities. Recently we observed paralysis of the right vagus nerve peripheral branch in a patient who received cervical intrathecal phenol block for cancer pain in the neck. With the exception of motor and recto-vesical disturbance following a lumbar(More)
The first pain clinic in Japan was organized and operated by anesthesiologists at the University of Tokyo. Today, many universities and large hospitals have set up pain clinics in their anesthetics department and have made great progress in the management of diseases in this filed. Almost all those institutions use oriental methods like acupuncture,(More)