Peripheral Nerve Blocks

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What is it?

Peripheral nerve blocks are a type of pain management technique that involves the injection of a local anesthetic or a combination of local anesthetics and steroids into a specific nerve or group of nerves that are responsible for transmitting pain signals to the brain. By blocking these pain signals, peripheral nerve blocks can provide significant relief for a variety of conditions that cause chronic pain.

What areas of the body can be treated with joint injections?

  • Occipital nerve block for occipital neuralgia
  • Median nerve block for carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Inguinal nerve block for inguinal neuralgia
  • Pudendal nerve block for pudendal neuralgia 
  • Suprascapular nerve block for shoulder pain 

What should I expect during the procedure?

Peripheral nerve blocks are typically administered by a trained healthcare professional, often under CT, ultrasound, or fluoroscopic guidance to ensure accuracy and safety. The procedure itself is minimally invasive and involves inserting a needle into the affected area and injecting the anesthetic solution around the nerve or nerves.

What should I expect during the procedure?

Peripheral nerve blocks provide a number of benefits for those who suffer from chronic pain. These procedures offer rapid targeted pain relief, which can be highly effective for immediately treating specific areas of the body. Also, because they are minimally invasive and can often be performed on an outpatient basis, peripheral nerve blocks offer a convenient option for patients who want to avoid the risks associated with more invasive surgeries. Peripheral nerve blocks can provide significant pain relief, allowing patients to resume daily activities and improve their overall quality of life. It is important to note that, while peripheral nerve blocks can be a long-term fix in some cases, some patients find that they need to undergo repeat procedures to experience continuous pain relief.

If you’re struggling with chronic pain, please reach out to Apex Interventional Pain & Spine in Coppell, TX to talk about whether peripheral nerve blocks may be a suitable option for you.