By Dr Stephen Humble MBChB MSc PhD FCARCSI, Consultant in Pain Medicine at Medicolegal Associates Ltd and Dr Devjit Srivastava, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine for the NHS
Blockade and modulation of the nociceptive pathway by the route of interventional procedures provides varying degree of relief to chronic pain patients. Pain injections need to be reviewed, but currently, there is not much information on when and how they are reviewed. This is important to achieve a streamlined efficiency in providing our pain services.
This survey of pain consultants written by Dr Stephen Humble and Dr Devjit Srivastava aims to provide a snapshot of the current practice in the United Kingdom by covering the objectives, methods, limitations and results of pain injections.