Nerve Blocks

Nerve blocks are a type of pain management procedure where medication is injected around or directly, into a nerve to interrupt pain signals temporarily. Different types of nerve blocks target areas of the body. 

The way nerve blocks work is by interrupting the transmission of pain signals through the affected nerve. By doing they can provide relief from pain in that particular area.

Nerve blocks have applications in treating both chronic pain conditions, including:

  • Headaches and facial pain: Nerve blocks can be used to address headaches, migraines, and other facial pains by blocking the transmission of pain signals through the nerve.
  • Back pain: Chronic back pain can be managed with nerve blocks that block the transmission of pain signals through the nerves in the region.
  • Pain: Nerve blocks can help alleviate pain resulting from conditions like osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis by blocking the transmission of pain signals through nerves associated with that specific joint.
  • Regional Pain Syndromes: Nerve blocks can be employed to treat pain syndromes such, as regional pain syndrome (CRPS) by blocking the transmission of painful signals sent by affected nerves.
  • Cancer pain: Blocking the transmission of pain signals, through affected nerves can be a method to manage pain related to cancer. The benefits of using nerve blocks may vary depending on the type of block and the individual needs of each patient. In cases, nerve blocks can offer relief allowing patients to resume their daily activities more swiftly. Alternatively for pain conditions nerve blocks can be part of a long-term pain management strategy providing relief.

Patients can experience advantages from nerve blocks, such as:

  • Pain reduction: Nerve blocks have proven effective in relieving both chronic pain associated with various conditions.
  • Minimally invasive procedure: Nerve blocks are relatively non invasive compared to surgeries resulting in less discomfort and scarring.
  • Personalized treatment: Nerve blocks can be customized based on each patients unique requirements. This includes adjusting the medication type and dosage as targeting specific injection sites.
  • Lower risk of complications: Due, to their targeted approach and minimal use of medication nerve blocks carry a reduced risk of systemic side effects or complications when compared to other forms of pain management.

In summary nerve blocks offer an efficient means of alleviating chronic pain stemming from diverse conditions. Nerve blocks can play a role, in managing pain whether its for the long term. They are relatively non intrusive can be tailored to needs and come with a chance of complications. If you’re dealing with pain consider discussing nerve blocks as a treatment option, with your doctor.

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(updated: 07.31.2023)

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Dariusz Nasiek, MD: tel. 201-894-1313, SMS: 973-773-7730
Allied Neurology & Interventional Pain Practice
Englewood Office: 185 Grand Ave. Englewood, NJ 07631
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Dr. Nasiek specializes in Interventional Pain, identifying the source of pain and providing solutions with expertise in anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Practice.