fbpx Skip to main content

Discover Relief with Peripheral Nerve Blocks

Imagine your peripheral nervous system as a sprawling tree, its branches reaching outwards from a sturdy trunk—the spinal cord. In this analogy, the peripheral nerves are akin to the delicate branches extending into every corner of your body, from your arms to your legs and beyond.

In chronic pain conditions like peripheral neuropathy, complex regional pain syndrome, and neuralgia, these peripheral nerves can become damaged or diseased. At our interventional pain clinic, we harness the power of peripheral nerve blocks for both diagnosis and therapy, offering you a pathway to relief.

Types of Peripheral Nerve Blocks

  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Injection
  • Genitofemoral Nerve Block
  • Ilioinguinal Nerve Block
  • Femoral-Obturator Nerve Block
  • Genicular Nerve Block

Each of these nerve blocks targets specific areas, providing targeted relief for your pain.

Understanding the Procedure

Peripheral nerve blocks involve the precise placement of needles near the affected nerve, guided by advanced imaging techniques such as ultrasound or fluoroscopy. Once in position, a mixture of local anesthetic and steroid medication is injected around the nerve. This dual-action approach not only numbs the nerve but also reduces inflammation. In some cases, the temporary “sleep” induced by the local anesthetic can lead to long-term relief, while the steroid addresses any underlying inflammation.

Diagnosis and Therapy Combined

In addition to providing relief, peripheral nerve blocks may also serve as meaningful diagnostic tools. For example, an occipital nerve block can help differentiate between headaches originating from the brain and those stemming from external sources. Similarly, a groin nerve block can pinpoint the source of groin pain, whether it’s due to nerve injury from surgery or internal organ issues. If pain subsides following nerve block administration, it confirms the nerve’s involvement in the pain pathway.

Your Path to Relief

Peripheral nerve blocks are outpatient procedures, meaning you can return home on the same day. The duration of relief varies depending on your specific condition, ranging from weeks to months or even years.

If you’re ready to reclaim your life from chronic pain, our team at Holistiq Spine & Orthopaedic Clinic is here to help. Call (469) 444-7246 to schedule a consultation today and take the first step towards a brighter, pain-free future.

**Disclaimer:** This webpage is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Always consult with a healthcare provider before making any changes to your diet or treatment plan.

Call Holistiq Spine and Orthopaedic at (469) 444-7246
Major health insurance accepted
Close Menu