Nerve blocks are an effective interventional pain management technique used to improve quality of life and assist patients with managing their pain. Nerve blocks prevent pain signals from reaching the brain by disrupting pain signaling around the body. To administer a nerve block, your doctor will inject an anti-inflammatory medication, local anesthetic, or a combination of both, around a particular nerve or a group of nerve endings to provide short-term or long-term pain relief to the patient.
Nerve blocks have many benefits and can be used in a variety of different circumstances to provide both short-term and long-term pain relief. Offering highly effective, immediate pain relief, nerve blocks provide patients a number of benefits.
There are a number of different nerve block treatments available, depending on the patient’s overall health and the condition being treated. While some nerve blocks are designed to provide temporary pain relief, others offer a permanent solution. The type of nerve block used will depend on the type of medication that the nerve block utilizes.
There are two primary types of nerve blocks:
Nonsurgial and surgical.
Nonsurgical nerve blocks are used to provide temporary pain relief. These are typically used as an anesthetic or to give patients short-term respite from pain. Some different types of nonsurgical nerve blocks include:
When permanent pain relief is required to treat chronic, debilitating pain, surgical nerve blocks are used. Surgical nerve blocks work by destroying or damaging specific nerve cells to provide permanent pain relief. Some examples are:
Here at Saguaro Pain Clinic, we have successfully used nerve blocks to help countless patients with pain relief and pain management. Below are just some types of pain that nerve blocks can be used to treat:
Nerve blocks are a highly effective means of treating both acute and chronic pain. A nerve block injection can help patients to enjoy be more comfortable, pain-free and enjoy a better quality of life. Our team at Saguaro Pain Clinic can help you to choose the right type of nerve block for you to manage your pain effectively and get back your life back to normal as soon as possible.