Nerve blocks are versatile treatments utilized by pain specialists in Hyderabad in diagnosing and treating a wide range of painful conditions. They decrease acute pain because of injury, nerve trauma, surgery, and headaches. They are also utilised to reduce the chronic pain, in conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, neuralgia, cancer and Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).

What are the different areas of the Body treated with Nerve Blocks?

There are different blocks available, to cover different body regions. A pain specialist can decide the best block for your specific situation.

We use nerve blocks according to the body area as below:

  1. Arm/hand pain
  2. Neck pain
  3. Shoulder pain
  4. Knee pain
  5. Hip pain
  6. Low back pain

How Does a Nerve Block Work?

Depending upon the painful region, a fast-acting local anesthetic at chronic pain management clinics in Hyderabad is applied to a single nerve or a group of nerves. The local anesthetic prevents the pain messages from leaving a nerve and reaching the brain. It provides immediate relief from discomfort. While the local anesthetic goes on for a few hours, the block can work to reset the overactive nerve firing and can have long-lasting impacts for weeks and months. A steroid might be added to minimise irritation in the nerve and to extend the pain relief.

How is a Nerve Block done?

Nerve blocks are outpatient procedures done under fluoroscopy (X-ray) or ultrasound guidance to increase safety and efficacy. Some nerve blocks need special needles that utilise low level electrical current to find the target nerve. A patient might feel a slight jerk during the procedure. A nerve block requires just 5-10 minutes.

What are the expected Results?

You will experience immediate relief from pain after a nerve block, usually starting within a couple of minutes to a half an hour after the procedure. The impact of the local anesthetic usually lasts two or three hours, however the impacts can extend to several weeks and months. Certain individuals find help after a single nerve block while others might require a series of nerve blocks spaced over several months. Contingent upon the type of nerve block performed, patients who get relief from pain with the nerve block might be candidate for a nerve radiofrequency procedure. A radiofrequency procedure makes a lesion in the nerve to stop the nerve from sending pain signals for 6 months to 1 year.

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