Nerve blocks are a common procedure for pain relief and are used to prevent many different kinds of pain. Typically used to target specific nerves, this interventional pain procedure can be temporary or long-lasting. Using ultrasounds, needles, and a fluoroscope, we are able to locate your problem nerves and inject either a pain-relieving or anti-inflammatory medicine in the area. Nerve blocks are a great alternative to opioid use, as this type of pain relief is not related to dependence or addiction.
For people with chronic pain, this option offers a better alternative to manage their pain so that they are better able to lead a pain-free life. Temporary nerve blocks are often used for surgeries and wear off after a short period of time so that the patient is able to return back to normal. Nerve blocks also tend to be a lot safer than other potential procedures.
We offer nerve blocks in various places around the body:
- Base of skull