Best Nerve Blocks Treatment


Overview

Nerve Blocks are a medical treatment that is done with the help of an injection to provide instant pain relief and decrease inflammation. It helps in stopping the nerves from carrying the pain signals to the brain and is a non-surgical procedure wherein you are discharged on the same day.

Procedure

Mostly nerve blocks are done in the operating room where you are asked to lie down on a table. The doctor will clean the area with an antiseptic solution where the procedure needs to be performed. Then a needle containing contrast dye is injected through the guidance of the X-ray into the nerve to confirm the placement of the needle. After the correct placement of the needle, numbing medicine is injected to numb the nerves temporarily. 

Benefits

Nerve Block Injections are very helpful for patients suffering from acute or chronic pain as it provides temporary and instant pain relief by numbing the nerves that are causing pain. It even helps the doctors in determining the sources of the pain and treat it accordingly. In some cases, nerve blocks can be used to avoid surgery.

Risks

There are no major risks involved in most of the cases. However, some of the risks include rashes, infection, bleeding, swelling or soreness at the site of injection, itching, elevated blood sugars, weight gain,etc. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long is the procedure for nerve block?

    Nerve Block usually takes 15-20 minutes. 

  • Are nerve block injections safe?

    Nerve block injections are usually safe.