Interventions - Patient Information Leaflets

The aim of this series of patient information leaflets is to provide information relating to commonly undertaken injections in pain medicine and to answer some questions that patients may have. In undertaking these leaflets, it is recognised that practice may vary significantly and throughout there are statements that refer the patient to the pain practitioner for more information.

In creating patient information leaflets for commonly undertaken injections, it is recognised by the FPM that the level of evidence for benefit varies considerably between procedures. It is emphasised that the FPM makes no statement about the level of evidence for any individual procedures. It recognises that pain doctors work with an often complex group of patients that can be very difficult to treat. The purpose is to allow patients to obtain the best information on those procedures that are undertaken by the practitioner.

Introduction to Intervention leaflets
General Information: Injection Treatments
Coeliac Plexus Block
Dorsal root ganglion block / Transforminal epidural / Nerve root block
Epidural Steroid Injection
Facet Joint Injections
Facet Joint Medial Branch Blocks
Facet Joint Rhizolysis/radio Frequency Lesioning (Denervation)
Intravenous Regional Analgesia
Lumbar Sympathetic Block with Local Anaesthesia
Occipital Nerve Injection
Peripheral Nerve Injections: General Information
Peripheral Nerve Injections: Intercostal Nerve Block
Sacroiliac Joint Injection
Sedation for Procedures
Stellate Ganglion Block
Trigger Point Injections