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What are phenol blocks?

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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management

In brief: Neurolytic

Which means it destroys a nerve.
The reason to use it would be in extreme situation where all other pain interventions fail or the problem is severe and recurrent.

In brief: Neurolytic

Which means it destroys a nerve.
The reason to use it would be in extreme situation where all other pain interventions fail or the problem is severe and recurrent.
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
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In brief: Nerve blocks

If a nerve is blocked well with a local like Lidocaine phenol can provide longer relief.

In brief: Nerve blocks

If a nerve is blocked well with a local like Lidocaine phenol can provide longer relief.
Dr. Terry Simpson
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