About Nerve Blocks
A nerve block is a type of numbing agent used to alleviate pain sensations that are administered to areas of joints and the spine. This minimally invasive procedure can act as an alternative option to surgery, and it works by temporarily preventing surrounding nerves from emitting pain signals. To perform a nerve block procedure, a small needle is placed within the specific areas in order to administer anti-inflammatory and/or pain medications into the nerves. There are several reasons in which a nerve block may prove to be an ideal treatment option, including alleviating chronic nerve pain that has been caused by trauma or an injury, aging, or osteoarthritis. It can also be useful for patients who are finding it difficult to complete their physical therapy due to excessive pain and discomfort. Learn more by contacting Tricity Pain Associates in Kyle, TX to schedule an initial consultation with a skilled member of our pain management team.
Nerve Block Treatment
Most often, a nerve block procedure only takes a couple of minutes to perform. After your procedure, you should be able to go back to your normal everyday routine, but it might be necessary to have a relative or friend drive you home from our facility. If necessary, all appropriate aftercare instructions will be discussed with you to ensure you receive optimal results. Due to the fact that a nerve block only provides temporary pain relief, secondary treatments or a series of treatments might be needed to help you maintain your outcome. If your pain level increases significantly, it could be time to schedule a follow-up appointment at our facility.
Contact Tricity Pain Associates in Kyle, TX to learn more about innovative nerve block procedures and to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced experts.