For managing pain in large regions, a peripheral nerve block may be the best option. At Marion Pain Management Center, we are proud to offer this and other effective pain management services to the men and women living in Ocala, Gainesville and Marion County, FL.
What is a Peripheral Nerve Block?
A peripheral nerve block is a pain management technique that involves the injection of an anesthetic into major groups of nerves. This treatment provides relief to large areas at once, making it useful for a variety of situations.
What is a Peripheral Nerve Block Used to Treat?
Peripheral nerve blocks are used to numb the arms or legs and relieve any pain in them. The relief that peripheral nerve blocks provide is significant, but may not provide relief that is particularly long-lasting. As a result, it is most often combined with other pain management services to make treatment more tolerable.
How is a Peripheral Nerve Block Performed?
A peripheral nerve block is placed into a bundle of nerves that provides sensation to the arms or legs. In some cases, a smaller injection will first be performed to numb the treatment area. Then, the peripheral nerve block will be performed. This treatment is typically performed in less than 30 minutes.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from a Peripheral Nerve Block?
The peripheral nerve block treatment produces results immediately upon injection. These results last longer than local anesthetic, providing up to a day of relief. This treatment may be combined with other pain management techniques to provide lasting relief.
Contact us today at Marion Pain Management Center to begin your treatment with peripheral nerve blocks or one of our other effective pain management services. We welcome patients from The Villages, Gainesville, Ocala, and the surrounding cities of Florida.