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Phenol Nerve Block Injections
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 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
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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)?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there ilioinguinal nerve block injections which can block the nerve say for a period of one month?
A good medication for cervicogenic headaches caused by neck arthiritis. Had nerve block injections but still get headaches every other day.
I have a syrinx in my spinal cord that causes a lot of back pain. Is it safe to have nerve block injections?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Which is most effective at treating severe chronic neuropathic pelvic pain that has no cause: spinal cord stimulator, nerve block injection or tens?
Suffered from coccyx pain since 2 years back.Tried everything conventional nasd, cortisone injection, nerve block and lyrica (pregabalin) tab 6mfor any suggestion?
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