Joint/ Nerve Block Injections

A nerve block is a form of regional anesthesia.  Peripheral nerve blocks (PNBs) entail the injection of corticosteroids, local anesthetics, neurolytic agents and/or sclerosing agents into or near peripheral nerves or neve ganglion resulting in the temporary interruption of conduction of impulses in peripheral nerves or nerve trunks (somatic and sympathetic nerves).  Peripheral nerve blocks attempt to block pain signals and in theory provide prolonged relief from pain.

There are different kinds of nerve blocks used for various purposes.

  • Therapeutic nerve blocks are used to treat painful conditions. Such nerve blocks contain local anesthetic that can be used to control acute pain.

  • Diagnostic nerve blocks are used to determine sources of pain. These blocks typically contain an anesthetic with a known duration of relief.

  • Prognostic nerve blocks predict the outcomes of given treatments. For example, a nerve block may be performed to determine if more permanent treatments (such as surgery) would be successful in treating pain.

  • Preemptive nerve blocks are meant to prevent subsequent pain from a procedure that can cause problems including phantom limb pain.

  • Nerve blocks can be used, in some cases, to avoid surgery.

©Copyright 2018. All rights reserved.**All third party trademarks are the property of their respective owner(s).

Get in touch:

Pacific Care Medical Group, Inc.

6800 Lincoln Ave., Ste-203B Buena Park, CA 90620

  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • White Google+ Icon