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Peripheral nerve blocks including neurolytic blocks 

Peripheral nerve blocks including neurolytic blocks
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Peripheral nerve blocks including neurolytic blocks
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Andrew Jones

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199661626.003.0021
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date: 03 August 2021

Peripheral nerve blocks with local anaesthetic with or without steroid may give analgesia that lasts for longer than the duration of action of the local anaesthetic in some patients, i.e. several weeks or even months. One patient, in the author’s experience, had 8 months of pain relief. This may be due to the temporary loss of nociception causing longer-lasting changes in the nervous system that generate chronic pain.

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