If you have debilitating pain that’s keeping you from work or doing the things you enjoy, a nerve block might be right for you. The highly skilled physicians at Neuro Pain Consultants provide advanced nerve block treatments for lingering pain in your back, shoulder, neck, and other areas. Book your nerve block consultation at the Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Macomb Township, or West Bloomfield, Michigan, clinic locations via the online scheduler. You can also call your nearest office directly.
As the name implies, a nerve block involves injecting medication around a specific nerve — or group of nerves — to block nerve impulses. Because nerve impulses never make it to your central nervous system after a block, you experience relief from pain and even numbness in the treatment area. The entire nerve block process is performed right in the office under local anesthesia, so you can return home afterward.
Nerve blocks are ideal for treating a wide variety of chronic and acute pain-causing conditions. Some of the most common nerve block treatments offered at Neuro Pain Consultants are described below.
Selective nerve blocks are used around your spinal nerve root to improve pinched nerve issues. These nerve blocks can help with weakness, tingling, pain, or numbness in your back, neck, arms, and legs.
Occipital nerve blocks target the nerve that travels through your muscles at the base of the back of your head. These nerve blocks are particularly beneficial if you suffer from chronic unilateral headaches, cluster headaches, or migraines.
Intercostal nerve blocks are used for treating nerves in your ribcage or chest area. An intercostal nerve block may be right for you if you have lingering pain — especially zapping or electrical sensations — from shingles or a surgical incision.
During your nerve block consultation at Neuro Pain Consultants, your practitioner counsels you on everything you need to do to prepare for your nerve block treatment. For instance, depending on your nerve block injection site, it can be helpful to wear loose-fitting clothing so you’re more comfortable following treatment.
Because you’re going to be numb in the treatment area and may be given medication to help you relax, plan on having someone drive you home after your visit. To help your body heal, it’s important to take it easy and rest the day of your nerve block treatment. In most cases, you can return to work and your regular activities within 2-3 days, or as recommended.
Schedule your nerve block exam at Neuro Pain Consultants today. Click on the online booking feature or call your closest clinic.
Individual results may vary.