Research suggests that sedation before nerve block should be used very sparingly

Posted on February 15, 2014

New research suggests that sedating patients before a nerve block needed to diagnose or treat chronic pain increases costs, risks and unnecessary surgeries, and sedation does nothing to increase patient satisfaction or long-term pain control."Sedation doesn't help, but it does add expense and risk," says study leader Steven P. Cohen, M.D.
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