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Cervical radiculopathy: Interscalene brachial plexus block reduces scapular and chest pain


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Interscalene brachial plexus block for scapular and upper chest pain due to cervical radiculopathy: A randomized controlled clinical trial

J Orthop Sci. 2012 Sep;17(5):515-20. doi: 10.1007/s00776-012-0248-2. Epub 2012 Jul 25

Contributing Authors: Y Murata K Kanaya H Wada K Wada M Shiba S Hatta K Kato Y Kato

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Synopsis

360 patients with cervical radicular pain were randomized to undergo interscalene brachial plexus block (IBPB) or a control block to determine their effects on upper limb, scapular and chest pain. At 5 minutes and 7 days after injection, the IBPB group experienced significantly less upper limb pain than the control group. Out of the 180 patients assigned to the IBPB group, 89 of these patients had...

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