NERVE BLOCK INJECTIONS
Simply put, a nerve block injection is used to turn off pain signals along a particular network of nerves (also known as plexus) or to reduce inflammation in specific areas of the body. Generally, nerve block injections are used to provide temporary pain relief, allow healing time for damaged nerves or to diagnose cause of pain. The medication in the injection contains anesthetic and/or anti-inflammatory components which is targeted at the location of the pain or inflammation through a needle and with the aid of imaging systems such as computed tomography (CT) scan and fluoroscopy.
There are different types of nerve blocks based on where the pain is located. Examples include Trigeminal nerve blocks, which is nerve block for pain in the face area, Ophthalmic nerve block for eyelids and scalp pain, Supraorbital nerve block for pain located in the forehead and Maxillary nerve block for the upper jaw area. Our specialist will advise you on using this treatment for your case or not. Typically, we only advise nerve block injections as treatment for patients with pain in a single nerve or small network of nerves. While nerve blocks maybe effective for the already stated purposes, but they are not without risks or side effects. Common side effects of nerve block injections include increased blood sugars, rash, weight gain, bleeding, soreness at injection site, and so on.