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Peripheral Nerve Block Injections

A peripheral nerve block is an interventional therapy for patients suffering from headaches, neuropathy, pelvic pain, and much more. This type of nerve block can also be used as a diagnostic tool. If the nerve is blocked and the patient experiences pain relief from the procedure, a physician can then assume they found the exact source of pain. During this procedure, the patient is given a local anesthetic to numb the injection site. The physician then inserts a needle into the affected area to deliver an anesthetic and steroid solution right to the damaged nerves. The solution prevents the nerves from sending pain signals to the brain. Because a local anesthetic was administered shortly before the procedure, patients should not feel pain from the injection. However, they may feel a slight pressure near the injection site. Overall, the procedure should only take a couple of minutes to complete.