Understanding Back Pain During Neuroendovascular Procedures

PainRelief.com:What should readers take away from your report?

ResponseNeuroendovascular procedures include carotid or intracranial angioplasty and stent, treatment of acute ischemic stroke, or embolization of aneurysm or other vascular malformations. These procedures are increasing exponentially worldwide placing additional emphasis on our findings.

PainRelief.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?

ResponseWe think that now that we have identified and characterized the occurrence of Intra procedure back pain, we can move to finding solutions such as redesigning the patient tables, adding extra cushioning, and optimizing use of combination analgesics. 

Citation:

Qureshi, A.I., Jahngir, M.U., Akinci, Y., Gao, X., Akhtar, I.N., Kraus, J., Singh, B., Lobanova, I., Uzun, G., Balasetti, V.K., Liaqat, J., French, B.R., Siddiq, F. and Gomez, C.R. (2020), Intraprocedural Back Pain Associated with Awake Neuroendovascular Procedures. Journal of Neuroimaging. https://doi.org/10.1111/jon.12801

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