Diagnostic spinal anaesthesia in chronic spinal cord injury pain

@article{Loubser1991DiagnosticSA,
  title={Diagnostic spinal anaesthesia in chronic spinal cord injury pain},
  author={Paul Loubser and William H. Donovan},
  journal={Paraplegia},
  year={1991},
  volume={29},
  pages={25-36}
}
In a double blind study, 21 patients with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) pain underwent placement of a lumbar subarachnoid catheter and injection of placebo and lidocaine. The effects on pain intensity, distribution, altered sensations and sensory level of anaesthesia were monitored. Four patients responded briefly to placebo, while 13 demonstrated a mean reduction of pain intensity of 37.8 ± 37% for a mean duration of 123.1 ±95.3 minutes in response to lidocaine. The pain response to… CONTINUE READING

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