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Tranquilizers and Pain These are mainly benzodiazepines known for their anxiolytic, hypnotic, myorelaxing properties. They have been frequently prescribed by GPs for various reasons, but no study has shown them as signiﬁcant in the management of chronic pain syndromes, although they work essentially on anxiety, often associated with this type of pathology. They have several drawbacks, self-medication, with a risk of dependence, of causing disorders of memory when prescribed over a long period of time, of an alteration of slow deep sleep, and above all a signiﬁcant withdrawal syndrome when stopped suddenly.
Tegretol seems more effective and is much better tolerated than lithium. Sodium valproate (Dekapine; Depacon, Abbott, Chicago) and clonazepam (Klonopin, Roche, Basel; Rivotril, Roche) have been subjects of studies regarding acute and chronic pain syndromes. These molecules have also been offered for the treatment of cancer pains and in the long term treatment of vascular cephalgia. This type of compound must be used with caution and monitored since effectiveness has yet to be fully explored, drug interactions have been reported, and other side effects have been seen.
The central slice is placed exactly at the skin entry point of the needle. When the needle pathway is exactly axial, the needle remains within the range of the central image plane, and is completely visualized. The needle tip can be easily identiﬁed by its dark shadow. This phenomenon called tip artifact is due to the attenuation of the x-ray beam (Fig. 11b). If the needle pathway is not perfectly parallel to the image plane, the needle tip will exit the central plane and cannot be visualized anymore.