Nerve blocks are injections that can provide immediate pain relief. At AABP Integrative Pain Care, with offices in the Bensonhurst neighborhood in Brooklyn, as well as White Plains, New York, the team of board-certified anesthesiologists and pain management physicians provides on-site nerve blocks to give you the results you need, fast. Call the office in your area or click on the provided booking tool now.
Nerve blocks are injections to treat pain that comes from a nerve. During a nerve block, the AABP Integrative Pain Care team injects a local anesthetic directly into the nerve or group of nerves where the pain starts.
This medication deadens sensation in that nerve and essentially interrupts the pain signal. Nerve blocks can also combine with other types of injections, like corticosteroids, to reduce inflammation and block pain at the same time.
There are several different uses for a nerve block, including:
Short-term pain relief is one of the main reasons for having a nerve block. The pain relief from a nerve block can last for around one to two weeks, so they’re often a type of test injection to find out whether another longer-lasting procedure in that same area could work for you.
In some cases, an injured nerve simply needs some time to heal naturally. A nerve block can temporarily stop nerve activity to allow the nerve that time.
Before you can treat pain effectively, you have to know where it’s coming from. A nerve block can help the AABP Integrative Pain Care team to determine exactly which nerve causes your pain so they can then perform an advanced procedure to deactivate that nerve.
Physical therapy is usually part of injury rehab and chronic pain management. But, if you’re in constant pain, it’s hard to fully participate in rehabilitation. A nerve block can make you comfortable enough to do what you need to recover.
If the AABP Integrative Pain Care team recommends a nerve block, they’ll explain what the treatment goals are and what kind of results you can expect.
Nerve blocks treat many kinds of pain, including:
There are many types of nerve blocks, each targeted to a particular area based on where the pain starts. For example, lumbar epidural nerve block injections go into the epidural space immediately outside of your spinal cord membrane in your lower back.
If you have chronic pain, a nerve block could help. Call AABP Integrative Pain Care or schedule your appointment online now.