J Korean Pain Soc.  2001 Jun;14(1):123-125.

Treatment of Nerve Root Injury during Cervical Epidural Block: A case report

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  • 1Sebrans Pain Clinic, Gwangju, Korea.

Abstract

A 50-year-old female patient developed severe right neck and upper extremity pain, hyperesthesia and allodynia during cervical epidural block. Her pain was diagnosed as neuropathic nature. She was treated with repeated stellate ganglion block (SGB) and electrical stimulation (EST). After 3 weeks of treatment, symptomatic relief was achieved, but a mild degree of hyperesthesia and motor weakness was remained. However, she refused all treatment. So treatment was stopped. In a follow-up done, 15 weeks after the nerve injury, she had recovered without complications.

Keyword

Epidural; Nerve injury

MeSH Terms

Electric Stimulation
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Hyperalgesia
Hyperesthesia
Middle Aged
Neck
Stellate Ganglion
Upper Extremity
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