At PhysMED, we are committed to providing advanced and effective solutions for pain management. Our specialized service includes Nerve Blocks, a targeted treatment designed to address nerve-related discomfort and enhance overall quality of life.

What's in a Nerve Block?

Nerve blocks typically involve a combination of a corticosteroid and a local anesthetic. The corticosteroid is used for its anti-inflammatory properties, helping to reduce swelling and irritation around the nerves. The local anesthetic provides immediate pain relief by temporarily numbing the targeted area. This combination allows for both immediate and lasting relief from nerve pain.

How Does a Nerve Block Work?

Nerve blocks deliver medication directly to the area surrounding a specific nerve or group of nerves identified as the source of pain. The injection helps to diminish inflammation and interrupt pain signals sent to the brain. This targeted approach allows for effective pain management with minimal systemic impact.

Are There Any Risks?

As with any medical procedure, nerve blocks come with potential risks, albeit rare. These may include soreness at the injection site, infection, bleeding, allergic reactions, and, in some cases, temporary nerve damage. Our expert team at PhysMED prioritizes patient safety and will discuss these risks with you thoroughly to ensure a well-informed decision.

Efficacy and Onset of Relief

The response to nerve blocks can vary among individuals. Many patients report experiencing significant pain relief within a few days of the procedure, with the effects lasting for several weeks or even months. The duration and degree of relief depend on the individual condition and response to the treatment. We closely monitor and assess your progress to optimize treatment effectiveness.

At PhysMED, we strive to offer tailored care with the goal of helping you achieve lasting relief from nerve pain and improve your overall well-being. Contact us today to learn more about how Nerve Blocks can be a part of your treatment plan.