Pain Relief with Nerve Block Injections
Nerve blocks and nerve block injections are used to control or block pain signals in the body. There are a several different types of nerve blocks, but all use medications that are injected through the skin into the body to stop pain or block pain signals being sent from the nerves to the brain.
Nerve blocks can help patients live with less pain and enjoy a better quality of life. Blocks should be injected by a trained medical professional and may be used for a variety of purposes including:
- To block or control sudden pain
- To help healthcare providers determine the source of pain
- To help predict the outcome of another treatment, like surgery
- To avoid surgery
- To prevent pain that might occur from another procedure
To learn more about nerve block injections, please call (832) 532-0050 or contact us online.
Where Can Nerve Blocks Be Used?
Medication can be injected into just about any part of the body that is experiencing pain such as:
Your healthcare provider will try to get the medication as close to the source of your pain as possible. This may mean that the injection is given under the guidance of a radiologist using fluoroscopy or a CT scan so the needle can be viewed on screen and reach it’s destination with accuracy.
Is There Anything I Can Do To Prepare For My Nerve Block Injection?
There isn’t anything you will need to do to prepare for your nerve block. Depending on the location of your pain, you may have your injection in an surgical setting or in a hospital. You will be able to go home after the procedure is over.
How Quickly Do Nerve Blocks Work?
You should start to feel relief from pain immediately. Nerve blocks aren’t meant to be a permanent treatment, so expect your pain to return as your body absorbs the medication.
Does A Nerve Block Hurt?
Depending on the location being injected, your healthcare provider may need to place the needle deep in the skin. You will feel some pinching, but once the medication is delivered, you should begin to feel better.
Request Additional Information
To request additional information about nerve blocks, please call (832) 532-0050 or contact us online.