Nerve Blocks

What Are Nerve Blocks?

Nerve blocks refer to medical interventions wherein a local anesthetic is strategically injected in proximity to specific nerves, aiming to disrupt or block pain signals temporarily; this targeted approach is employed to manage and alleviate various conditions, including chronic pain, acute injuries, or as part of anesthesia during certain surgical procedures, providing localized and often immediate relief.

Nerve Blocks

Nerve Blocks:

Medial Branch Block

A medial branch block is a procedure where local anesthetic is injected near specific nerves to diagnose and relieve back pain associated with facet joints.

Genicular Blocks

A genicular nerve block involves injecting local anesthetic around the genicular nerves to diagnose and alleviate knee pain associated with conditions like osteoarthritis.

Ganglion Impar Blocks

A Ganglion Impar block entails injecting local anesthetic near the Ganglion Impar, a cluster of nerves at the base of the spine, to alleviate pelvic and perineal pain.

Stellate Ganglion Blocks

Stellate ganglion blocks involve injecting local anesthetic near the stellate ganglion, a cluster of sympathetic nerves in the neck, to diagnose and treat conditions such as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) or certain circulatory disorders.

Sympathetic Blocks

Sympathetic blocks are medical procedures that involve injecting local anesthetic near sympathetic nerves to diagnose and alleviate various conditions, such as chronic pain, vascular disorders, or complex regional pain syndrome, by disrupting sympathetic nerve signals.

Peripheral Nerve Blocks

Peripheral nerve blocks entail injecting a local anesthetic near a specific peripheral nerve or group of nerves to provide targeted pain relief, often utilized for surgical procedures or to manage chronic pain conditions in a specific region of the body.

Occipital Nerve Blocks

Occipital nerve blocks involve injecting a local anesthetic near the occipital nerves located at the base of the skull to alleviate pain associated with conditions like migraines or tension headaches.