Top
20
Doctor insights on: Intercostal Nerve Block

Share

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


2

2
What's a facet nerve block procedure?

What's a facet nerve block procedure?

Facet Injection: A facet injection is a minimally invasive procedure that can temporarily relieve back pain caused by inflamed facet joints. A facet injection includes both a long-lasting corticosteroid and an anesthetic numbing agent. The Medial Branch Block is mostly an anesthetic injection for diagnostic purposes to determine candidacy for radiofrequency ablation. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Qamar Khan Dr. Khan
<b>1</b> doctor agreed:
3

3
Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch
Once
Get an Xray/MRI if pain lasts more than 4 weeks
Once
See a spine/pain specialist if pain doesn't improve
Once
4

4
What is the procedure "intercoastal nerve block" or "intercoastal n-block?

What is the procedure "intercoastal nerve block" or "intercoastal n-block?

Intercostal nerve: The procedure intercostal nerve block is usually done to numb up some of the nerves of the chest wall. There are nerves that travel along the rib. If one has chest pain from an injury for example one may inject these nerves with lidocaine. This then causes the nerve to be numb and helps the chest wall pain. ...Read more

5

5
What is an intercostal nerve block?

What is an intercostal nerve block?

Nerves near ribs: The intercostal nerves run along each rib. For an intercostal nerve block, the doctor injects local anesthesia near the nerve to block pain sensation. These blocks can be good for pain relief with rib fractures or other kinds of pain in the chest area. There are risks such as lung puncture, so they should only be done by a qualified physician. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
Which nerve innervates the erector spinae?

Which nerve innervates the erector spinae?

Erector spinae nerve: The nerve supply of the erector spinae muscles arises from the posterior branches of the spinal nerves. ...Read more

7

7
Are intercostal nerve block helpful with chronic pain?

Are intercostal nerve block helpful with chronic pain?

Sometimes: It depends on what and where the cause of the pain is. For some conditions it can be very helpful. However it is usually more diagnostic then therapeutic. ...Read more

8

8
Can epidurals cause vagal nerve damage?

Can epidurals cause vagal nerve damage?

No: The vagus nerve originates in the brain, so an injection affecting spinal nerves should have no effect. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Does ilioinguinal nerve block injection have the ability to calm irritation of this nerve?

Does ilioinguinal nerve block injection have the ability to calm irritation of this nerve?

Possibly: I would think that a nerve block would calm the irritation thereof, although, it may only last for the duration of the block. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Can sympathetic nerve blocks cure crps?

Can sympathetic nerve blocks cure crps?

In short - yes: It is possible, especially when caught early, for sympathetic blocks to cure crps (or at-least put in remission). ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Can bundle branch block be fatal?

Can bundle branch block be fatal?

Not usually: Right bundle branch block is pretty benign. Most cases of left bundle branch block are associated with significant heart disease. It is the severity of that heart disease and the type of disease which could lead to a fatal outcome. The bundle branch block itself is not likely to be fatal. If it progressed to complete heart block, then a pacemaker would be needed and conceivably it could be fatal. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Will left bundle branch block cells regenerate?

Will left bundle branch block cells regenerate?

Usually not: Left bundle branch block (lbbb) develops when 2/3 electrical "wires" in the heart stop working. Many patients can have lbbb and no sx. Lbbb usually reflects aging of the heart but can be seen in a variety of pathological heart conditions. Rarely, medicines which affect the speed of electrical conduction in the heart can cause lbbb which reverses. This technically not cellular regeneration. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
Femoral block complications. Can masses around the femoral nerve and femoral artery complicate femoral nerve blocks?

Femoral block complications.  Can masses around the femoral nerve 
and femoral artery complicate femoral 
nerve blocks?

Possibly: It can make performance of the block more difficult, ultrasound can help determine anatomy and if it is even possible to place the block. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
Is a stellate ganglion block appropriate for postherpetic neuralgia along the trigeminal nerve.

Is a stellate ganglion block appropriate for  postherpetic neuralgia along the trigeminal nerve.

Yes indicated: Herpes zoster ' shingles' after blisters healed in some will have severe disabling pains will lost for months and months which most likely you have involving one of the trigeminal nerve branch, the virus stays in nerve root for ever. Image guided cervicothoracic sym. Ganglion block along with t.N block most likely will help your pain , is relatively low risk procedure in trained hands. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
17

17
Could tracheal inflammation irritate the vagus nerve and exacerbate anxiety?

Could tracheal inflammation irritate the vagus nerve and exacerbate anxiety?

Yes: Yes, but for other much more common reasons, the inflamation itself may produce or worsen the anxiety. A dr examination can clarify the exact cause, and rule out possibilities in this case. ...Read more

18

18
Can mechanical traction cause nerve damage to pudendal nerves?

Can mechanical traction cause nerve damage to pudendal nerves?

Yes: Anything constantly rubbing or trauma to the area can cause a pudendal injury. Big problem for cyclists... ...Read more

20

20
Could a cervical facet nerve block take pain away forever?

Could a cervical facet nerve block take pain away forever?

Consider RFA: Facet Nerve Blocks provide temporary pain relief since they are diagnostic injections generally. Radiofrequency Ablation is a procedure that eliminates the nerve to these facet joint and can give you up to 1-2 years of pain relief. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
2 doctors shared insights

Nerve Block (Definition)

Just means injecting a nerve with a local anesthetic, like lidocaine, to temporarily cause the nerve to stop working. It's usually done in order to do a procedure painlessly, but can also be done as a therapeutic measure to rest ...Read more