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What are nerve blocks?

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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine
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In brief: Injections.

Nerve, spinal nerve roots, and medial branch blocks (for facet joints) are injections done using a local anesthetic to determine if a specific nerve, specific spinal nerve root, or facet nerve is the source of pain.
Blocks also can be used to reduce inflammation and pain when used with a steroid.

In brief: Injections.

Nerve, spinal nerve roots, and medial branch blocks (for facet joints) are injections done using a local anesthetic to determine if a specific nerve, specific spinal nerve root, or facet nerve is the source of pain.
Blocks also can be used to reduce inflammation and pain when used with a steroid.
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Dr. Ron Jones
Drugs are not going to find which nerve is the problem. If you have a problem interfering with your quality of life and it is nerve related (but cannot be determined), then a nerve block would be helpful in ID of that nerve, THEN treatment. A diagnostic nerve block, in my opinion, is not a last resort procedure.
Dr. Arthur Marlin
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Injections

Injections of local anesthetics around the nerve.

In brief: Injections

Injections of local anesthetics around the nerve.
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