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Doctor insights on: Phenol Nerve Block Injections

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What are phenol blocks?

What are phenol blocks?

Nerve blocks: Phenol compounds are used to block nerves that may be diseased in such a way as to cause chronic, non-remitting painful conditions. Unlike a local anesthetic, which may allow temporary relief, phenol compounds act be destroying the nerve itself. They are typically used as a final resort. ...Read more

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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


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Would phenol injection work on cervical dystonia? I'm on Botox for so many years and i need some alternative treatment.

Would phenol injection work on cervical dystonia? I'm on Botox for so many years and i need some alternative treatment.

See university MD: Phenol and surgery are permanent changes to your nervous system, with all the potential benefits and potential risks of that. "Cervical dystonia", originally reserved for patients with torticollis or a basal ganglia dystonic disorder, has been "popularized" to include patients with tension headaches and stress-induced muscle spasm (profitable therapy). See university MD to look for justified Rx. ...Read more

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I want to know about Baclofen pump and phenol injection for Botox-resisted dystonia. Could they work on cervical dystonia and how much it costs?

I want to know about Baclofen pump and phenol injection for Botox-resisted dystonia. Could they work on cervical dystonia and how much it costs?

Generally No: Baclofen pump only helps with spasticity mainly in lower extremities. Phenol injection only helps if placed on a motor nerve, the problem with that would be loss of any other muscles associated that nerve resulting significant weakness in your neck area. ...Read more

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What can I do for this pain in site of nerve block injection at the dentist?

What can I do for this pain in site of nerve block injection at the dentist?

Block Inj pain: Take some nsaids if you can, apply moist hot compresses\rinses, soft diet, gentle exercises, massage the area and mostly give it time to heal. ...Read more

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Does nerve block injections only numbs an area or they also has healing medicine in it?

Does nerve block injections only numbs an area or they also has  healing medicine in it?

Depends on the: Clinical picture. The numbing itself can be therapeutic even if its for a short while because it prevents or reduces a process called wind-up in the spinal cord that can lead to chronic pain. If the block is used for a chronic condition it is often mostly diagnostic. ...Read more

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I have been seeing a rhuemotologist, i got nerve block injections a while ago which made my spine worse, she wants me to again instead of surgery?

Too Vague: Unfortunately it is difficult to advise you of anything given what you've shared. I'd suggest discussing your options and your concerns about proceeding with surgery. There are a lot of treatment options but they all depend on your particular situation. ...Read more

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I had an injection of Intraosseous nerve block. How long before I start feeling some pain relief. How often should I get these injection (Frequency)?

I had an injection of Intraosseous nerve block. How long before I start feeling some pain relief. How often should I get these injection (Frequency)?

Nerve Block Injects.: Good day; Usually optimal results are seen 48-72 hours after block. Remember nerve blocks treat symptoms; eitology and proper treatment are still needed. ...Read more

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Hi....can nerve block injections cause nerve damage if going in too deep?

Hi....can nerve block injections cause nerve damage if going in too deep?

Yes, but rare: Serious nerve injury is rare, with significant permeant damage occurring in only 1/10,000 patients. However temporary numbness, pins and needles sensation, or less commonly motor weakness can occur in up to to 10 -15% of patients. In most cases the symptoms are mild and transient. ...Read more

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Are some nerve block injections made specially to work for a longer period?Does the nerve return to normal function after effect of injection is over?

Are some nerve block injections made specially to work for a longer period?Does the nerve return to normal function after effect of injection is over?

Yes: Certain medications can be added to prolong the effect, i.e. If you are doing surgery then the block can be made to last longer by adding Epinephrine or clonidine. If treating back pain, steroids are used which last weeks. More than 99.99% of the time, the nerve returns to complete normal function after the block wears off. ...Read more

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Is a mandibular nerve block the same as a regular local anesthesia injection?

Is a mandibular nerve block the same as a regular local anesthesia injection?

It's a type: of local anesthesia, yes. Sometimes it's done in addition to general anesthesia, depending on the procedure you're having done and who is doing it. It blocks a handful of nerves in that genera area so that at least half of your mouth becomes numb. ...Read more

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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

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Are there ilioinguinal nerve block injections which can block the nerve say for a period of one month?

Nerve blocks : Ilio inguinal nerve blocks can be effective if it is due to pain to related ioinguinal nerve . It is difficult to predict as to how long would pin relief last ...Read more

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I have a syrinx in my spinal cord that causes a lot of back pain. Is it safe to have nerve block injections?

I have a syrinx in my spinal cord that causes a lot of back pain. Is it safe to have nerve block injections?

?location of syrinx: Depends upon location and extent of syrinx. ?Possibility of test injection with local anesthetic e.g. Marcaine. Discuss with neurosugeon. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, i need help with what to do for transforminal nerve block injection lumbar and versed for pain?

Hello doctors, i need help with what to do for transforminal nerve block injection lumbar and versed for pain?

Versed for Injection: Versed may be given to help anxiety associated with a transforaminal nerve block, but you may still experience some procedure related discomfort since the versed is not an analgesic medication. Hopefully the transforaminal injection will provide some of the lasting relief you are looking for. ...Read more

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Steroids used by bodybuilders contains hormones, so does steroids which are used for nerve block injections also contain hormones?If yes which ones?

Steroids used by bodybuilders contains hormones, so does steroids which are used for nerve block injections also contain hormones?If yes which ones?

Hormones come in : Many flavors. The steroids we use for anti-inflammatory purposes have zero "body-building" properties and are the glucocorticoids. There are quite a few. We pick from the Prednisone the hydrocortisone, the dexamethasone, etc. Based on our particular needs and the properties of the steroid. Anabolic steroids (body-building) testosterone are completely different. I hope this helps a little. ...Read more

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Sacroiliac joint injection and cervical nerve block. What are they?

Sacroiliac joint injection and cervical nerve block. What are they?

Very different: An si injection is an injection of the joint between the spine and the tailbone. A cervical nerve block is an injection of one of the nerves in the cervical spine. ...Read more

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Ddd on L5 s1, done p/t, yoga, exercise, chiro, massage, edpidural, nerve block & facet injection, in pain, aside from surgery, what else can I do?

Ddd on L5 s1, done p/t, yoga, exercise, chiro, massage, edpidural, nerve block & facet injection, in pain, aside from surgery, what else can I do?

Core strengthening: Core strengthening is the best non-surgical option for DDD at L5-S1. Also, I would recommend the "Treat Your Own Back" by Robin McKenzie ( a book) for additional exercises you may find helpful. ...Read more

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Which is most effective at treating severe chronic neuropathic pelvic pain that has no cause: spinal cord stimulator, nerve block injection or tens?

Which is most effective at treating severe chronic neuropathic pelvic pain that has no cause: spinal cord stimulator, nerve block injection or tens?

It depends: I would consult a pain management physician for this. Definitely try a round of steroid injections or a tens unit first before having a spinal cord stimulator permanently implanted. ...Read more

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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