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A 42-year-old member asked:

What is a nerve block?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Injection of local: It is when local anesthesia is used to numb a nerve or group of nerves (plexus). It usually entails knocking out the motor component as well as sensory but some blocks can be performed so that only sensory is blocked. Sedation is usually used and an ultrasound machine or stimulating needle to locate the proper site for injection.
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
When a : Nerve is exposed to local anesthesia, sodium channels are blocked temporarily, preventing the transmission of an electrical impulse down the nerve's axon. As a result, messages are not transmitted by the nerve. The nerve is "blocked". The duration of the block depends on the medications used and location of the block.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
Pain relief: Usually steroid and local anesthetic is injected to help relieve pain.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Can you be addicted to a nerve block?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
No, : Not chemically. Nerve blocks have no addictive substances in them.
Columbus, OH
A 22-year-old female asked:

What is an intercostal nerve block?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Around rib: for rib fracture or thoracic surgery

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What do they do for a nerve block for pain?
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How often can one have a nerve block administered?
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