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Can a nerve block cause peripheral neuropathy? Nerve block was in my neck before labrum shoulder surgery?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: No

A nerve block cannot cause a true peripheral neuropathy.

In brief: No

A nerve block cannot cause a true peripheral neuropathy.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: See below

The neuropathy could be from the nerve block, but could also be from the surgery itself.
It is possible that the needle could have damaged the nerve, though this is less likely with the use of ultrasound. The use of retractors and surgical instruments can also damage the nerve. Please check with your anesthesiologist and surgeon to get their opinions.

In brief: See below

The neuropathy could be from the nerve block, but could also be from the surgery itself.
It is possible that the needle could have damaged the nerve, though this is less likely with the use of ultrasound. The use of retractors and surgical instruments can also damage the nerve. Please check with your anesthesiologist and surgeon to get their opinions.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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