Nerve blocks are used for pain treatment and management. The idea is to "block" a group of nerves that is causing pain to a specific organ or body region. This is done by the injection of medication to a specific area of the body. This nerve-numbing, or in some cases nerve burning, is called a nerve block.
Different kinds of nerve blocks are used for different purposes, at New England Sport and Spine we currently offer four different forms of a nerve block injection. These range from radiofrequency rhizotomy to steriod injections to local anesthesia injections. Nerve blocks we offer:
Different kinds of nerve blocks are used to achieve different purposes. The purpose of some is to diagnose where the pain is centralized while other blocks will work to contain the pain and neutralize it for a longer duration.