Nerve Blocks

Including Sphenopalatine ganglion injection.

What is Nerve Blocks?

A nerve block is a specialized injection that targets a certain nerve or group of nerves to help diagnose and treat nerve pain. The purpose of the injection is to turn off pain signals coming from a specific area in the body and to assist in the reduction of inflammation in that area.

If the pain goes away, then it means that the nerve or group of nerves is most likely the source of the pain. Then longer-term interventional treatment can be focused on the source of the pain.

Our treatment includes specialized needles to deliver local anesthetic or steroid to the nerves causing you pain. For example, we use epidural steroid injections (ESI), caudal epidural injections or cortisone injections to treat lower back and leg pain caused by sciatica and other factors.

NERVE BLOCKS PERFORMED

  • Arm pain
    • Spinal nerve root nerve block
    • Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) nerve block
    • Stellate ganglion nerve block
  • Back pain
    • Caudal nerves with a caudal epidural injection
    • Sciatica nerve block
  • Facial pain
    • Mandibular nerve block
    • Sphenopalatine ganglion nerve block
    • Stellate ganglion nerve block
    • Supraorbital nerve block
    • Infraorbital nerve block
    • Other facial nerves
  • Chest pain
    • Intercostal nerve block
    • Thoracic sympathetic ganglion blocks
  • Leg pain
    • Spinal nerve root block
    • Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) nerve block
    • Sympathetic ganglion nerve block
  • Neuromas (benign nerve tissue growth pain)
  • Pelvic or rectal pain
    • Ganglion Impar nerve block
    • Pudendal nerve block
    • Caudal epidural block
  • Spine pain
    • Medial branch nerve block of the spine facet joint
    • Spinal nerve root nerve block
    • Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) nerve block
    • Paravertebral nerve block
  • Occipital Headache
    • Third occipital nerve block
    • Greater and lesser occipital nerve block
    • Suboccipital space blocks
  • Shoulder pain
    • Suprascapular nerve block
  • Hip pain
    • Obturator and femoral nerve block
  • Trigeminal neuralgia pain
    • Mandibular nerve block
    • Sphenopalatine ganglion nerve block
    • Supraorbital nerve block
    • Trigeminal nerve block
  • Knee pain
    • Genicular nerve block

DID YOU KNOW?

Nerve injections can also be done to help diagnose if those nerves carry the pain signals. For example, if you inject a nerve or group of nerves in your lower back with anesthetic and your pain in the back or leg or foot goes away while the anesthetic is working, then it means that it is the most likely source of the pain. Now different interventional treatments can be focused on that nerve or group of nerves to provide you with longer-term pain relief.

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