A cervical selective nerve root block or just ‘nerve block’ relieves pain by interrupting how pain signals are sent to your brain. This is done by injecting a specific epidural steroid into or around a nerve or into the spine. Nerve blocks are used to treat chronic pain without the bad side effects of other treatments. Nerve blocks can treat neck, upper back, shoulder and arm pain. Nerve blocks are used for many conditions at Health Star Clinic; below are some of the uses:
To determine the source of pain
Treating painful conditions
Used to predict how pain will respond to long-term treatments
Short-term pain relief after a procedure
For anesthesia for small surgeries
Nerve blocks can treat chronic neuropathic pain, such as those that cause nerve damage or compression. Nerve blocks are regularly used to treat neck and back pain caused by herniated discs or spinal stenosis. Nerve blocks are also used to treat chronic pain conditions when other treatments or medications fail to relieve the pain or cause side effects for the patient.
What To Expect After Nerve Block Treatment
Never blocks numb the nerves and relieve pain by disrupting the pain signal sent between the nerve and brain. Nerve blocks for chronic pain can provide pain relief for anywhere between 6 to 12 months. Depending on the type of nerve block, pain may be numbed for a long or short period of time.
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