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Phenol and alcohol blocks for the treatment of spasticity

Phenol and alcohol blocks for the treatment of spasticity

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America 12(4): 817

The role of neurolytic agents in the treatment of tone disorders is not new. Exploration of their use, however, has been limited, and few studies address use in select populations. In practice use of phenol and alcohol blocks requires considerable experience and skill. This article will focus on mechanism of action, rationale for use, technique of administration, and potential side-effects.

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