Sympathetic blocks: the evidence.

  title={Sympathetic blocks: the evidence.},
  author={Miles R. Day},
  journal={Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain},
  volume={8 2},
The sympathetic nervous system has been implicated in numerous pain syndromes ranging from neuropathic pain to vascular pain to visceral pain. In light of this, sympathetic ganglia have been the target of local anesthetic blockade to determine the sympathetic role in the transmission of pain. If analgesia is afforded with local anesthetic blockade, chemical or thermal neurolysis have been utilized to attempt to provide long-term relief. Despite frequent use of minimally invasive sympathetic… CONTINUE READING
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