Erector spinae plane block in chronic pain: a retrospective study

Turk J Med Sci. 2022 Aug;52(4):1408-1410. doi: 10.55730/1300-0144.5449. Epub 2022 Aug 10.

Abstract

Patients with various aetiology of pain who underwent erector spinae plane block at different levels were evaluated at the tertiary Algology clinic. Visual analog scale (VAS) values were recorded before the block; 30 min, two weeks, and two months after the block. Medical records of fifteen patients have been obtained. The average VAS decreased from 7 ± 1 to 5 ± 3 in the second month when compared to the values before block (p < 0.01). ESP block can be an option for chronic pain in postsurgical pain syndrome and myofascial pain management.

Keywords: Chronic pain; nerve block; pain management.

MeSH terms

  • Chronic Pain* / complications
  • Chronic Pain* / therapy
  • Humans
  • Nerve Block*
  • Pain, Postoperative / drug therapy
  • Paraspinal Muscles
  • Retrospective Studies