Neurosurgical Procedures of the Peripheral Nerves

  • Kim J. Burchiel


Pain-relieving operations directed at the peripheral nervous system have a historic basis in the practice of surgery, because they were among the first invasive strategies attempted for pain control. The various procedures used currently have received sporadic attention in the literature, and in many cases there is no consensus on the current standard of practice with respect to a given operation. In some instances, the data is fairly conclusive that a particular operation is ineffective and should be abandoned. However, in several cases indications need to be refined or restated. In others, the available data is insufficient to either support or refute a neurosurgical approach for pain reduction.


Neuropathic Pain Peripheral Nerve Injury Ventral Root Injured Nerve Dorsal Rhizotomy 
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