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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
I had a intercostal nerve block. It hurt, but the doctor keptsaying to be still. Shouldn't the doctor have at least given mesomething to help me relax?
Had med. Sternotomy yrs ago for afib. Followed by chronic xiphoid pain. Xiphoidectomy made it worse. Now have upper ab pain/tension, rib tension/tension in mus. Below ribs. Intercostal nerve block?
Unlikely: If the reason for intercostal block was traumatic injury you have reasons to have blood in the urine and back pain. Posteriorly placed intercostal block theoretically can cause some degree of back pain, but it will be unusual. Talk to your doctor to rule out kidneys injury. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a nerve block done for stomach pain that goes in back. Intercostal nerve block since then sharp muscles pain all over come n go hurts bad?
Please: Go back to your pain doctor and talk to him about your symptoms asap. ...Read more
PHN: Typically nerve block are performed with local anesthetics and may have steroid added for anti-inflammatory effect. The duration of effect is extremely variable dependent on which condition the block is performed. Phn can be very difficult to treat but is amenable to many therapies which should be guided by a practitioner well versed in such conditions such as a pain specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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