Peripheral Nerve Blocks
Peripheral Nerve Blocks are a type of regional anesthesia that is injected near a specific nerve or a bundle of nerves to block sensations of pain from a specific area of the body. These injections usually last longer than local anesthesia.
We Can Treat All Types of Peripheral Neuropathy
This procedure is very safe and effective, using only local anesthetic even for diabetics and patients on blood thinners. Patients will be able to stay on blood thinners for injections. The biggest risk for this procedure is that it may not help with severe neuropathy, but it is always worth a try.
Types of Peripheral Neuropathy we can treat:
- Diabetic neuropathy (most common and is the leading cause of neuropathic pain)
- Idiopathic neuropathy
- Chemo induced neuropathy
- Traumatic injury neuropathy
- Severe numbness
How Does It Work?
The procedure itself works by flushing away inflammation that develops after injury to the nerve, that is preventing regeneration of the myelin sheath. The injections then help to restore normal function of the nerve and give it the ability to repair itself.
We rule out other causes of neuropathy including PAD, lumbar radiculopathy, thyroid deficiency and podiatry issues before the injections are initiated.
An EMG is reviewed, or the patient is referred for one. We treat 5 nerves to the foot and both feet are treated at the same time. 3-12 injection sessions are needed depending on the response.
The patient comes into the clinic 1-2x a week until the series is completed or until the neuropathy has resolved or improved. The session takes about 5-7 minutes to complete, they do not need sedation and they are able to drive home after the session.
Most people feel some improvement after the first injection.
Insurance pays for the nerve blocks including Medicare.
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We offer the following Interventional Pain Management and Spine Treatment Options:
- Amputee Care
- Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection with Contrast
- Cervical Radiofrequency Neurotomy
- Cervical Selective Nerve Root Block
- Epidural Steroid Injection – Lumbar
- Epidural Steroid Injection – Cervical
- Facet Joint Injection – Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar
- Ganglion Impar Block
- Genicular Nerve Ablation
- Genicular Nerve Block Joint Injection – Knee, Hip, Sacroiliac
- Joint, Shoulder
- Lumbar Discogram
- Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
- Lumbar Sympathetic Block
- Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
- Medial Branch Block – Cervical,Thoracic, and Lumbar
- Medication Management
- Occipital Nerve Block
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
- PRP Therapy for Achilles Tendon Pain
- PRP Therapy for Chronic Back Pain
- PRP Therapy for Chronic Knee Pain
- PRP Therapy for Hip Arthritis
- PRP Therapy for Peroneal Tendonitis
- PRP Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis
- PRP Therapy for Shoulder Pain
- PRP Therapy for Whiplash
- Radiofrequency Ablation – Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar
- Radiofrequency Neurotomy Cervical Facets
- Radiofrequency Neurotomy Lumbar Facets
- Radiofrequency Neurotomy Thoracic Facets
- Regenerative Medicine
- Sacroiliac Joint Injection
- Spinal Cord Stimulation
- Stellate Ganglion Block
- Regenerative Medicine Therapy
- Regenerative Medicine Therapy Avascular Necrosis of Hip
- Superior Hypogastric Plexus Block
- Tens Units
- Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
- Thoracic Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
- Trigger Point Injection
- Vertebral Augmentation
- Visco-supplimentation for Arthritis Knee