What are Nerve Blocks?
Simply put a nerve block is an injection that is designed to minimize your inflammation or to deactivate the pain signals that are carried along a specific nerve or a specific group of nerves. Live x-ray guidance is often used to help the doctor provide the injection in the right location to give you maximum pain relief.”]A nerve block serves three beneficial purposes.
- First, they may give the damaged nerve time to heal
- Second, they give you temporary relief from your pain
- Third, they help your doctor identify the specific cause of your pain