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What are Trigeminal Nerve Blocks?

Trigeminal nerve blocks are a minimally invasive procedure used to relieve pain associated with the trigeminal nerve, which is responsible for sensation in the face and head. This treatment involves the precise injection of medication around the trigeminal nerve, targeting the source of pain and providing long-lasting relief.

Conditions Treated

Trigeminal nerve blocks are commonly used to manage conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia, a chronic pain disorder characterized by intense, stabbing facial pain. Additionally, they can provide relief for other facial pain syndromes, including migraine headaches, cluster headaches, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.

How the Procedure is Done

During the procedure, which is performed on an outpatient basis, you will be comfortably positioned in our state-of-the-art clinic. Your physician will begin by thoroughly cleansing the injection site and administering a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.

Using advanced imaging techniques, such as fluoroscopy or ultrasound, your physician will precisely locate the trigeminal nerve. Once the nerve is identified, a small needle will be inserted, and medication will be injected to block pain signals from reaching the brain.

The entire procedure typically takes less than 30 minutes, and you can return to your normal activities shortly afterward. Many patients experience immediate relief, while others may notice gradual improvement over the following days.

Benefits of Trigeminal Nerve Blocks

Trigeminal nerve blocks offer several key benefits for patients suffering from facial pain disorders:

  • Effective Pain Relief: By targeting the source of pain directly, trigeminal nerve blocks provide significant relief from debilitating facial pain.
  • Minimally Invasive: Unlike surgical interventions, trigeminal nerve blocks are minimally invasive and do not require general anesthesia, reducing the risk of complications and downtime.
  • Long-Lasting Results: Many patients experience long-lasting pain relief following a series of trigeminal nerve blocks, allowing them to regain control of their lives and activities.

Insurance Coverage

At Holistiq Spine & Orthopaedic Clinic, we understand the importance of accessible healthcare. That’s why we accept a wide range of major health insurance plans, making quality pain management services affordable and accessible to all patients.

Patient-Centered Care

Your comfort and well-being are our top priorities. From your initial consultation to post-procedure follow-up care, our team of compassionate professionals is dedicated to providing personalized, patient-centered care every step of the way. We take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs and goals.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you are experiencing facial pain or have been diagnosed with a condition affecting the trigeminal nerve, we invite you to call (469) 444-7246 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced pain management specialists. Together, we can explore whether trigeminal nerve blocks may be a suitable treatment option for you.

Take the first step towards a pain-free life and contact us today to schedule your appointment. We look forward to helping you achieve lasting relief and improved quality of life.

**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.

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