DENNISON YOUNG, M.D.
Peripheral manifestations of nerve root involvement in spondylitis have been known since the days of von Bechterew,1 but it was not recognized until many years later that similarly radicular pain secondary to hypertrophic or infectious arthritis of the spine2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or narrowing of the intervertebral spaces7, 8 could mimic intrathoracic disease or acute abdominal emergencies. The usual treatment of this type of pain has consisted of various drugs, physical measures including baking and massage, manipulations of the affected joints, and often roentgen-ray therapy. Unfortunately most of these measures yield but transient relief and frequently the pain has
YOUNG D. THE EFFECTS OF NOVOCAIN INJECTIONS ON SIMULATED VISCERAL PAIN1. Ann Intern Med. ;19:749–756. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-19-5-749
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;19(5):749-756.
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