Nerve Blocks

Nerve Blocks

Nerve Blocks services offered in Humble and Baytown, TX

Nerve-related pain can be especially difficult to manage on your own. If chronic nerve pain slows you down, you might be a candidate for the nerve blocks available at Interventional Sports and Pain Management Associates. The pain management team specializes in image-guided nerve blocks to help you find long-lasting relief for pain from trauma, neuropathy, and other types of nerve pain. Call the office in Humble or Baytown, Texas, to schedule a consultation for nerve blocks or book an appointment online today.

Nerve Blocks Q&A

What are nerve blocks?

A nerve block is a minimally invasive procedure that can provide long-lasting relief from chronic pain from trauma or a degenerative disease.

During a nerve block, the team injects an anesthetic medication directly into the nerve to prevent pain signals from traveling to your brain.

The providers rely on image-guided technology like fluoroscopy, a real-time X-ray device, to ensure the needle placement in the nerve is precise. 

Why would I need nerve blocks?

Interventional Sports and Pain Management Associates offers nerve blocks to treat a wide range of chronic pain conditions. You might be a candidate for this minimally invasive treatment if your pain is moderate to severe and limits what you can do physically.

The pain management specialists might recommend a nerve block if oral medications or other therapies aren’t effective in relieving pain from conditions like:

  • Arthritis
  • Headaches
  • Herniated disc
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Auto-related injuries
  • Personal injuries
  • Neuropathy (nerve damage)
  • Chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

The team may also use nerve blocks as a diagnostic tool to determine what’s causing your pain. If injecting an anesthetic into specific areas of your spine relieves your pain, it can help the providers identify the source of your neck or back pain.

How long do nerve blocks last?

Some people notice a difference in their pain levels soon after receiving a nerve block. However, it can take several hours or days to see your treatment's full benefit.

Based on the nature of your condition, the team discusses what type of results you can expect from a nerve block before your procedure. In some cases, pain relief can last for several weeks or longer before you need additional injections.

Pain relief from a nerve block can make it easier to participate in physical therapy and daily exercise to support your body’s natural healing abilities.

If the results of a nerve block aren’t long-lasting, the team may recommend other pain relief procedures, such as spinal cord stimulation, to ease your symptoms in the long term.

To learn more about the benefits of nerve blocks, call the Interventional Sports and Pain Management Associates office near you or book an appointment online today.