Nerve Block Procedures

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Nerve Block Procedures

If you struggle with severe acute or chronic pain, Addison Pain + Regenerative Medicine in Addison, Texas, can help you get immediate relief with nerve block procedures. Board-certified pain management specialist John East, DO, leads a skilled team dedicated to getting you back to doing what you love without being dragged down by constant pain. To learn more, call the office or book an appointment online today.

What are nerve block procedures?

A nerve block procedure involves an injection of medication to provide temporary relief from pain. Including an anti-inflammatory medication with a local anesthetic can relieve inflammation in sensitive areas and allow your nerves to heal.

What nerve block procedures are available?

Addison Pain + Regenerative Medicine offers several nerve blocks and procedures to treat chronic pain, such as:

Epidural steroid injections

Epidural steroid injections treat nerve pain by depositing steroid medication around pinched nerves.

Facet joint injections

Facet joints are the connections between your spinal bones. For a facet joint injection, your provider uses fluoroscopy, or X-ray guidance, to meticulously inject a mixture of an anesthetic and anti-inflammatory medication into a facet joint.

Selective nerve root blocks

A selective nerve root block involves an injection of steroids or a mixture of a steroid and anesthetic to treat inflamed nerves in your spine.

Radiofrequency nerve ablation

Radiofrequency nerve ablation uses precisely controlled heat, in the form of radio waves, to interrupt nerves sending pain signals. 

Occipital nerve block

An occipital nerve block relieves inflammation and pain by injecting an anesthetic, and sometimes a steroid medication, near the occipital nerves located behind your head.

Interdigital nerve blocks

If you suffer from Morton’s neuroma, this treatment is ideal for you. It involves injecting an anesthetic and steroid solution into the toe’s base to relieve your inflamed nerve tissue.

What can I expect when I get a nerve block procedure?

If you receive sedation with your nerve block, you will need to fast for six to eight hours and be driven home afterward. The team performs nerve blocks on an outpatient basis and lets you know if there are any other guidelines you should follow.

The team will position you on an exam table in a way that allows you to be comfortable while still ensuring they have clear access to the injection site. 

Your provider will clean your skin, and you may feel a slight pinch as they carefully inject the medication as close to the nerve as possible. They monitor you for 15-30 minutes or until the medication has had the chance to take effect. You can then return home.

Keep the area clean after the injection to avoid infection, and let your provider know if you have any questions or concerns.

Why should I consider a nerve block for pain management?

You can look forward to many benefits after nerve block procedures, including:

  • Temporary or permanent pain relief
  • Temporary or permanent reduction of the inflammation around your impacted nerves, helping them heal
  • A clearer understanding of your pain’s source

Relief from your pain may be closer than you ever thought; to find out if you are a candidate for a nerve block procedure, call the Addison Pain + Regenerative Medicine office or book online today.