A nerve block is an injection that blocks specific nerves and stops pain messages from being sent to the brain. An epidural is a well-known type of nerve block.
Nerve blocks can be used for different purposes in pain management. Nerve blocks can be…
- Diagnostic, to determine the source of pain.
- Preemptive, to prevent pain from a procedure.
- Sympathetic, to determine whether there is damage to the nerve chain.
- Therapeutic, to treat painful conditions involving acute pain.
Nerve blocks offer the patient immediate relief from pain and can work for short-term pain, or for long-term main management.
Ashford Interventional Pain Solutions offers nerve blocks in our offices. To find out if a nerve block can help to identify the source of pain or be used to help control pain, please set up an initial appointment with our office.