Peripheral Nerve Blocks Offer Persistent Relief
The peripheral nervous system includes all nerves that branch out from the brain and spinal cord and extend to other parts of the body including muscles and organs. A peripheral nerve block procedure is used to block pain signals coming from the peripheral nervous system.
At Innovative Pain and Wellness, we offer peripheral nerve blocks that can help reduce or eliminate pain in several areas of the body, such as:
- Facial pain (supraorbital, infraorbital, supratrochlear, auriculotemporal, or trigeminal nerve block)
- Shoulder pain (suprascapular nerve block)
- Shoulder, arm, forearm, wrist, and/or hand pain (brachial plexus block)
- Chest and/or abdominal pain (intercostal nerve block)
- Genital, perineal, and/or rectal pain (pudendal nerve block)
- Groin pain (ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric nerve block)
- Low back, buttock, and/or upper leg pain (cluneal nerve block)
- Upper leg pain (lateral femoral cutaneous nerve block)
- Knee, lower leg, and/or foot pain (saphenous nerve block)
- Knee pain due to osteoarthritis or failed knee surgery (genicular nerve blocks)
A peripheral nerve block involves the X-ray-guided injection of medication close to the nerves that transmit pain signals to the brain. The medication reduces inflammation and numbs the nerves, stopping them from sending pain signals to the brain.
The location of the injection depends on the nerves being treated. The procedure takes a few minutes and can be performed at your doctor’s office or a surgery center. Because nerve blocks may wear off over time, your doctor may recommend a series of injections to provide long-term pain relief.
If you receive good, but temporary knee pain relief from your saphenous or genicular nerve blocks, your doctor may recommend a radiofrequency ablation procedure on those nerves.
Innovative Pain and Wellness incorporates the most important, evidence-based modalities to give your treatment every chance at success. We take an integrative approach to treating your acute and chronic pain. As our patient, you can rest assured that your entire clinical team is working together to restore your quality of life. We look forward to the opportunity to help you!