Peripheral Nerve Blocks
Peripheral nerve pain can be disabling and difficult to control using medications. Peripheral nerve pain may be caused by injury, health conditions or complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). One effective option is a peripheral nerve block injection that can stop the symptoms associated with peripheral nerve disorders. Our pain specialists at Medici Spine & Pain offer peripheral nerve blocks as one of our treatment options to give our patients relief.
Peripheral nerve pain can involve tingling, burning and pain in the area near an injury or in the hands, legs or feet of those with CRPS or diabetic nerve disorders. Peripheral nerve disorders can be acute or chronic, depending on the cause and nature of the nerve damage or irritation. One of the effective treatments is using a numbing agent and steroid injection near the nerve bundles to block the pain signals to the brain.
Effective Treatment for Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Peripheral nerve block injections for pain management work similar to nerve blocks used for anesthesia purposes. The idea is to block signals to the brain by inserting an anesthetic or steroid near the nerves. To perform the procedure, x-rays or imaging is used to direct and guide the injection to the correct position. The anesthesia can offer quick relief from pain. Steroid medications may offer a long-lasting reduction of peripheral nerve pain for a few or several months, depending on the condition and patient.
Peripheral nerve block injections can be used for a variety of nerve disorders. If you have chronic pain from a peripheral nerve disorder, contact us at Medici Spine & Pain to schedule your appointment to learn more about managing chronic nerve pain. We have clinics located in the greater Atlanta area that offer chronic pain management using multidisciplinary treatment plans, including treatments like peripheral nerve block injections.