How nerve block treatment works

Nerve block treatment is an injection or a series of injections of an inflammation reducer designed to block pain signals resulting from an injury to a particular area of the body. A nerve block injection can treat a variety of areas.

It’s a straightforward outpatient method that is completed within a matter of a few minutes. Nerve block treatment doesn’t involve sedation, only requiring local anesthesia to ease any discomfort during the procedure. The doctors would use a fluoroscopic for better needle guidance as necessary, depending on the area needing treatment.

Once done, you shouldn’t have any trouble walking around as usual. If you experience some soreness in the area of injection, an over-the-counter pain reliever or an ice pack should take care of it.

The following are frequently used nerve block treatments injections:  

  • Nerve block for migraines
  • Lumbar epidural nerve block injection
  • Facet joint treatment
  • Cervical paravertebal nerve block treatment
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