Nerve Blocks in Columbus Ohio
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What Are Nerve Blocks?
A nerve block is a type of medication that stops nerve pain and is traditionally used to treat or manage the pain associated with nerve damage, overactive nerves, or poor nerve function. Several types of nerve blocks, such as peripheral or sympathetic, are designed to interrupt the sensory signals produced by localized nerves. If you suffer from an injury, spinal arthritis, or cancer-related pain, a nerve block may be the effective treatment you need to live a better quality of life.
Although a minimally invasive treatment, nerve blocks are not for everyone. They are often recommended for patients who have tried other therapies without success. At Pain Zero in Central Ohio, we know it can be frustrating to live in chronic pain, which is why our staff is committed to helping you discover a solution that will provide sufficient pain relief.
What Are the Benefits of Nerve Blocks?
Nerve blocks administered at a Pain Zero location in Central Ohio can minimize or stop pain for a period of time by blocking the pain signals produced by nerves in the desired treatment area. While they are not a permanent solution for chronic or post-surgical pain, they can still be a helpful tool for pain management. Benefits of nerve blocks include:
- Disrupting the signals that cause pain
- Non-addictive treatments with no opioids included
- They can help treat both chronic and temporary pain
- Safe, low-risk injections
- Allowing patients to enjoy more normal routines
- Offering a temporary solution to those who have tried many pain management techniques
Nerve Block Treatment
Pain Zero offers a variety of nerve blocks made from different types of formulas, depending on your needs, concerns, and symptoms. For example, peripheral nerve blocks inject anesthetic fluid near the bundle of nerves causing pain. Sympathetic nerve blocks are injected into the network of nerves surrounding the spine causing pain. Another type of nerve block is a stellate ganglion block, which is an injection of a small amount of anesthetic and steroid into a cluster of nerves known as the stellate ganglion in the neck area. This type of nerve block treats shingles in the following:
- Upper limbs
- Phantom limb pain
- Cancer-related pain
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
These injectable treatments are administered on-site at our care facility and are considered an outpatient procedure, which generally takes about 10 – 15 minutes to complete. After the treatment, you can return home, but you should avoid driving and intense activities for at least 24 hours. Many patients often experience great results with nerve blocks, but it is only a temporary solution. To maintain your results, follow-up treatments will be needed. To maintain results, please schedule an appointment with our pain care specialists to learn more about nerve blocks.
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Our compassionate team of pain management physicians strives to give patients the relief they need to feel better and perform daily activities more comfortably. Reach out to Pain Zero in Central Ohio to learn more about how a nerve block can help provide the relief you need.
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Nerve Blocks FAQs
How long will a nerve block last for?
Will getting a nerve block hurt?
You may experience slight discomfort as the nerve block injection is placed. At Pain Zero, our providers are experts in nerve block placement, which keeps your discomfort to a minimum. In general, our patients find that this injection is less painful than a catheter or IV.