Peripheral Nerve Blocks
What is it?
Certain chronic pain conditions are due to abnormal firing of nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. These nerves can be targeted for injection to help relieve pain and restore function.
How it is performed
Using X-ray or Ultrasound technology, a needle is placed directly next to the nerve to be blocked. This allows pain medication to be placed right on the nerve, maximizing pain relief.
What patients are candidates?
Patients with painful peripheral neuropathies.
How long does the procedure take?
Most patients can resume their normal daily activities almost immediately.