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Intercostal Nerve Blocks Kennesaw, GA

Intercostal Nerve Blocks

Pain around the rib cage and chest is often linked to the intercostal nerves that are located under the ribs. Shingles, incisions from chest surgery and other localized rib or chest pain can be diminished with the help of an intercostal nerve block injection. Our medical team at Medici Spine & Pain will help determine if an intercostal nerve block injection could be the right treatment to reduce pain from shingles or other types of rib-area pain.

Shingles are one of the most common reasons an intercostal nerve block injection is used. Shingles are caused by the zoster herpes virus, the same virus that causes chicken pox. Shingles can create painful blisters on one side of the body, often on the ribs and torso. Shingles cause nerve pain that does not respond well to other types of pain medication. An intercostal nerve block injection can offer relief for those experiencing severe pain from shingles and other types of pain on the torso or chest.

Pain Relief for Shingles and Chest Pain

Intercostal nerve block injections can reduce inflammation around the nerves under the ribs that cause pain. Shingles, surgical incisions and other issues that create inflammation in this region can cause intercostal nerve pain and may respond well to a nerve block injection. A local anesthetic is first used in the location where the injection will be placed. Once the area is numb, a thin needle delivers the steroid medication to the tissue surrounding the targeted intercostal nerve.

Relief from pain from the anesthetic is temporary, but the steroid anti-inflammatory can begin offering continued relief over the following days. If you have ongoing chest pain caused by shingles or a surgical incision near the chest or ribcage, an intercostal nerve block injection may be able to help. To learn more, contact our team at Medici Spine & Pain to schedule an appointment at one of our clinics. We have different locations in the greater Atlanta area for your convenience.

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Medici Medical Arts

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Based on 19 reviews

Joy P.

Dr. Geiger is heaven sent. After one visit hearing my story of dealing with 13 years of awful pain from shingles, she changed my medications. That night I started the new medications and have remained pain free. I still use lidocaine patches but the new medications have made All the difference. She's deeply caring for her patients and thorough in her questions and examination. Too bad I didn't know of her earlier. She has changed my life and I thank God everyday she's in my life. I can't find enough words to praise her skills and thank her for being my caregiver. Apparently she has recently moved here from Florida and we are glad to have her here.

Dr. Dosanjh Patient

Dr. Dosanjh is extremely knowledgeable in his specialty with remarkable knowledge of anatomy and the causes of pain. His ability to diagnose the cause of pain and then provide a complete set of progressive options for resolution is superb. His friendly demeanor enhances the doctor-patient relationship.

Madinah A.

This is MY GUY here I love sonny so much people dont even understand. Whe my primary didnt know what was wrong g with me Sonny did sent me for MRI and it was good from there. I been with sonny for 4 years and counting if I ever move Im coming to Sonny. Also every staff member he got is family to me. When I say this is a dam good doctor HE IS THE BEST.


Everyone in this office is TERRIFIC. Starting from the front office checking in, and going into the room for my visit with dr. Sonny Dosanjh. Dr. Sonny is EXCELLENT he really cares about his patients, he listens to what I have to say, does not interrupt me, he is very concerned about what is going on with me and my health concerns. He really cares. I would highly recommend this office to anyone! They really care and they are genuine. My PCP recommended Dr. Sonny and I'm ever so grateful for that

Dr. Dosanjh Patient

Thoroughly appreciated the medical services provided by Dr. Dosanjh. Dr. Dosanjh is very confident in his patient care and concern. I would definitely refer others and have been telling others about my experience at Medici Spine & Pain both Kennesaw and Buckhead. I wish he took my insurance, as I have injuries not related to my work incident for which I was seeing Dr. Dosanjh. Thank you so very much, Dr. Dosanjh! The staff is warm, welcoming and cheerful and most helpful.


Dr. Dosanjh is a very smart, caring doctor who is highly skilled in his field. He spends whatever time is necessary to "hear" his patients and to explain the proper and best results course of action. I have a very complicated head and neck injury, so it was essential to me to have someone who truly listened with undivided attention, and thought outside the box when necessary. His staff is exemplary. They could not be more helpful and thoughtful. Lucy in particular is a gift of sunshine.

Jill C.

Dr. Sonny is the best! He has done more for me in 2 months than my previous doctor did in 14 years! If you truly want to get out of pain, then contact Dr. Sonny immediately! I just cannot reiterate how incredible a doctor he is! For that matter, his entire staff is warm and inviting! And to top it off, as a patient you get free use of their amazing gym. Highly, highly, highly recommend Dr. Sonny!


After a major car accident I saw Dr. Sonny for my neck & back pain. He was very knowledgeable about treatment options & really listened to all my concerns. Trigger point injections are helping me currently & I will continue to come back to Dr. Sonny.

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