Blocks

What are Blocks?

Blocks, or nerve blocks, are injections of local anesthetic into the nerves or groups of nerves to treat localized pain. The numbing anesthetic will temporarily relieve pain for about 14-24 hours. If long term pain relief is needed, the physician may insert a catheter to deliver the anesthetic slowly over a period of time.

  1. The procedure is performed in office and typically only takes a few minutes to perform.
  2. Using palpitation or fluoroscopic guided procedures, the physician finds the site of the pain.
  3. The medication is then injected into the source of the pain. The patient will experience a small pinch and then the procedure will be over.
  4. After the injection, the patient is allowed to rest for 15-30 minutes while the medication is delivered.
  5. Patients will need to be driven home afterwards as they cannot drive.
  • Trigeminal Nerve Block
  • Maxillary Nerve Block
  • Cervical Plexus Block
  • Cervical Epidural Block
  • Thoracic Epidural Block
  • Lumbar Epidural Block
  • Cervical Paravertebral Block
  • Brachial Plexus Block
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Ophthalmic Nerve Block
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Medial Branch Nerve Block
  • Suprascapular Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Nerve Block
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Facet Joint Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Hypogastric Nerve Block
  • Illioinguinal Nerve Block
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Bleeding
  • Death (very rare)
  • Weight gain
  • Extra energy
  • Elevated blood sugar
  • Soreness of injection site

Types Of Procedures


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