Zh Nevropatol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova. 1992 ; 92(3): 10-3.
[The treatment of the pain syndrome in spinal osteochondrosis]
A method of the treatment of the painful syndrome in spinal osteochondrosis is suggested. It lies in the action on functionally significant points specific for each level of injury. To establish blockades, use is made of the preparations on the basis of snake venom, administered intracutaneously or of nitrous oxide injected subcutaneously. Blockades are made once every 4 days. In the majority of cases, the beneficial effect was attained after 1 to 3 sessions. The maximum number of blockades was 6-7 in patients with a severe pattern of the painful syndrome. Out of 240 patients with spinal osteochondrosis, good clinical effect was achieved in 237 patients. The time of the patients' stay at the hospital reduced from 31.5 to 12-18 bed days. The high efficacy of the method suggested, simplicity of performance and minimal expenditures permit recommending it as one of the methods for the treatment of the painful syndrome associated with spinal osteochondrosis.