Macrocirculation, spine, 15-20, 16-17, 18t, 19 cervical arteries, 17 dorsal-longitudinal arteries, 16

lumbosacral arteries, 17 pretransverse arteries, 16 radicular arteries, 18 radiculomedullary arteries, 18-19

radiculopial arteries, 18 spinal arteries, diameter, 18 thoracic arteries, 17 ventrolateral arteries, 16 Magnetic resonance imaging, 42, 247-250 in biopsy, 73 Malnutrition, screening for, 44 Medtronic Corporation, development of programmable pump, 274-275 Membrane-stabilizing agents, 48

Meperidine, for analgesia, 33 Metastatic lesions affecting spine, 70-71, 311 Methadone, for analgesia, 33 N-methyl-D-aspartate, for pain, 38

Methylprednisolone acetate, 30-31

for spine injection, 30-31 Mexiletine, 48

Microcirculation, spine, 20-22, 21

centrifugal system, 20 centripetal system, 20-22

Midline epidural steroid injection, introduction of technique, 149 Minimally invasive intradiscal therapy, 60-61 Mobile C-arm fluoroscopic imaging equipment, 29 Monro-Kellie rule, in cerebrospinal fluid hypovolemia, 322 Morphine, controlled-release, for analgesia, 33 MRI. See Magnetic resonance imaging MS Contin, for analgesia, 33 Multiple disc herniations, intradiscal oxygen-ozone treatment, results with, 354

Muscle spasm electrical stimulation for, 51 ultrasound, 51 Myelography, 42 Myofascial syndromes, thermography, 42-43

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