The efficacy of paravertebral blockades in the complex treatment of patients with the combination of neurological symptoms of cervical-thoracic osteochondrosis and ischemic disease
Sixty-seven patients with clinical symptoms of cervical-thoracic osteochondrosis and ischemic disease have been studied. In the main group included 43 patients, paravertebral blockades (PVB) were applied and in the control group (24 patients) - antianginal and metabolic therapy was used. Treatment efficacy was assessed by the dynamics of pain syndrome parameters as measured with the visual analogue scale and by changes of heart rhythm variability, ischemic disturbances and arrhythmia measured by Holter monitoring. The higher therapeutic efficacy of PVB in the complex treatment of these patients comparing to traditional treatment of ischemic disease was found.