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Papers: 8 Aug 2020 - 14 Aug 2020

Human Studies


Pain Res Manag


Retrospective Study on Ganglionic and Nerve Block Series as Therapeutic Option for Chronic Pain Patients with Refractory Neuropathic Pain.


Gerken JD, Fritzsche T, Denke C, Schäfer M, Tafelski S
Pain Res Manag. 2020; 2020:6042941.
PMID: 32774567.


Current recommendations controversially discuss local infiltration techniques as specific treatment for refractory pain syndromes. Evidence of effectiveness remains inconclusive and local infiltration series are discussed as a therapeutic option in patients not responding to standard therapy. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of infiltration series with techniques such as sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) block and ganglionic local opioid analgesia (GLOA) for the treatment of neuropathic pain in the head and neck area in a selected patient group.