Erector spinae plane block in chronic pain: a retrospective study

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Artik H. A. U., Gulpinar T. O., Halis A., ÇELEBİ N.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.52, no.4, pp.1408-1410, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Letter
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.55730/1300-0144.5449
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1408-1410
  • Keywords: Chronic pain, nerve block, pain management, MYOFASCIAL PAIN, MANAGEMENT
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


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.