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.

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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?

See PMD. A stepwise treatment with appropriate evaluation needed. Read more...
This may be. Challenging to treat. See your pain management physician for treatment options. Many are available. If everything fails spinal cord stimulation may be very effective even if the problem has been present for many years. 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?

Intercostals. Generally when done in the office no sedation is given. It should not hurt anymore than a sq injection. Having said that i often use Ethyl Chloride to dull the needle stick. Read more...
Yes. It is good medical practice to give a sedative or analgesic to a patient who will undergo a painful procedure. However, in some situations or medical conditions it is not advisable to do so. Without more information on your medical condition at the time you received the block it is difficult to judge. Read more...
Maybe. The decision to offer sedation for minor procedures can be complex. It is difficult to give you an accurate assessment of your situation with the facts that you have provided. Many procedures such an intercostal nerve blocks are frequently performed with the use of sedatives as the risks of the sedatives can outweigh their potential benefits for a brief procedure. Read more...

What is an intercostal nerve block?

intercostal nerve. we have neve in intercostal area.nerve start from back and come and supply to abdomen and chest in front.so any pain in these area can be block by by blocking the intercostal nerve with local anesthetics. Read more...
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...

Can intercostal nerve block cause blood in urine and back pain?

Muscle spasms . The problems may not be related to the intercostal nerve block. Back pain may be related to muscle spasms. Please have yourself be medically evaluated for these problems. Read more...
Back pain. Only if the block was placed posteriorly (where the rib wraps around the body). Hematuria (blood in the urine), highly unlikely. Read more...
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 more...

Mod-severe moving pain in right chest, back & under right rib cage for 3 mos. Radiates down arm. Not esophagitis or pleurisy. MRI, CTs & X-rays have shown no problems. Intercostal nerve block didn't help

R arm// rib pain. Have they considered floating rib /slipped rib syndrome ? At what level was the intercostal nerve block? Would also consider cervical spine MRI as many times cervical spine disease can affect arm pain/chest as can TMJ syndrome . F/u/ w/ neurologist and ENT. Read more...