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Nerve Blocks

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Nerve Blocks

Often a group of nerves that cause pain to a specific body region can be blocked with the injection of medication. These injections of local anesthetic and anti-inflammatory steroids directly to the area of the affected nerve cluster can significantly help with pain control.*

There are multiple kinds of nerve blocks that Dr. Skaribas can utilize depending on the patient’s source of pain.

Nerve Block Inset

Fluoroscopic image of a sympathetic nerve block performed by Dr. Skaribas.

An Outpatient Procedure

It’s up to the patient whether to have a local anesthetic at the injection site or to use an intravenous medication. In either case, the injection is an outpatient procedure and patients generally do not experience any pain.*

First, Dr. Skaribas will determine the optimum injection site for the patient’s condition. Two injections are then made for each procedure: one utilizes x-ray imaging to locate the injection site accurately and the other contains the medication. By targeting the injection site carefully, only the inflamed area is treated; no more medication is used than necessary.*

Chronic Pain Relief

Most patients experience almost immediate relief after the injection and most can go back to their daily routines right away.* For some patients, the pain does not completely abate. In those cases, Dr. Skaribas simply repeats the treatment to achieve optimum results.*

*Results will vary by person and are based upon the patient, the surgery type and the compliance with the aftercare program. As with any medical procedure or surgery, there are specific risks and possible complications.

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