If you are experiencing severe or chronic pain and pain medication does not seem to work anymore, then nerve block therapy may help you lead a pain-free life. Your body transmits pain throughout the nervous system. Nerve block therapy intercepts and inhibits that pain signal. When the nerve block treatment is effective, you will often notice pain reduction within an hour. The effects can last for weeks or months.
Nerve block therapies are often combined with other treatment options to not only numb the pain, but to discover where the pain is coming from and how to stop it from reoccurring. At Discover Optimal Healthcare, we seek to discover and eliminate pain through non-invasive treatment options. Our expert pain management team can help you get back to a pain-free lifestyle.
We provide a wide variety of nerve block therapies, and one of our pain management experts can talk with you about which treatment option could best help reduce or eliminate your pain challenges.
When you feel shooting pain in your lower back, hips and thighs, you may have a pinched sciatic nerve. Using nerve block therapy that targets the cause of the pinching, many sciatica sufferers notice dramatically reduced sciatic pain.
Carpal tunnel (median)
If your carpal tunnel syndrome is so painful that it keeps you from performing normal daily activities, median nerve block therapy may be able to provide your wrists, forearms, and hands with much needed relief.
Suprascapular nerve entrapment can be instigated by a variety of causes. However, it can result in chronic shoulder pain, as well as shoulder and neck weakness. If left untreated, a condition called Suprascapular nerve palsy develops. Suprascapular nerve block therapy targets the entrapped nerve and provides relief from this painful condition.
The sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) is a collection of nerves that, when agitated, can cause chronic cluster headaches and migraines. If you are suffering from painful, reoccurring headaches, this nerve block therapy may be able to relieve your pain.
The axillary block targets the brachial plexus nerve group in the upper arm, and can provide pain relief for a variety of upper arm-related conditions.
Occipital nerve block therapies target a collection of nerves that run along the cranium, and are used to treat certain types of chronic headaches or migraines.
Upper and lower peripheral nerve block
These nerve block therapies can be effective at treating severe pain in your arms and legs, which may be caused by a wide variety of conditions.