Nerve Block

Our practice offers several types of nerve blocks to help treat and manage pain as well as identify the underlying cause for your discomfort. A nerve block essentially “turns off” the signal transmitting pain along the path of the nerve, thereby providing relief and allowing the damaged nerve time to heal.

By performing a nerve block, our office can help patients suffering from chronic pain return to their daily lives with improved and more comfortable function. Recommended when other treatments, such as pain or anti-inflammatory medicines, rest, and physical therapy, do not offer sufficient relief, a nerve block not only achieves quick results but it also provides relief that can last for several days and even up to several months.

Although in some cases, additional rounds of nerve blocks may be indicated to achieve longer-lasting relief, other ones may be better served by another form of pain therapy. You can rest assured that whatever your specific needs may be, our doctor will determine your best options in care.

The different types of nerve blocks and how they are performed

A nerve block involves the precision placement of a needle and the injection of medication in or around a nerve or into the spine. It relieves pain by interrupting how pain signals are sent to your brain. Nerve blocks are performed with the assistance of fluoroscopic imaging to visualize internal structures as the needle is guided to the injection site.

There are both spinal and non-spinal nerve blocks, which can be further categorized as follows:

Spinal nerve blocks

  • Epidural injections
  • Epidural blocks
  • Facet joint injections
  • Sacroiliac joint injections

Non-spinal nerve blocks

  • Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Brachial plexus block
  • Occipital nerve block
  • Sympathetic nerve blocks
  • Celiac plexus blocks
  • Lumbar sympathetic blocks
  • Stellate ganglion blocks

Patient care and comfort are our top priorities

Our ultimate goal is to identify the source of your pain and relieve your discomfort. Whether your pain is the result of an injury, joint problem, backache, a neck disorder, or as an aftereffect of certain medical conditions or treatment, you can rely on our office for the latest and most advanced Interventional Pain Management techniques to restore optimal comfort and improve your quality of life.

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