Calm Those Nerves with Nerve Block Injections
Peripheral neuropathy is a condition of the nerves that affects hundreds of people every year in the United States. Depending on a patient’s condition and the level of pain they are in, there are number of treatments available to help treat pain and other symptoms related to this condition.
At Remedy Medical Group in San Mateo, we offer peripheral nerve blocks by injection to help curb the pain associated with peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral nerve blocks are performed by injecting a local anesthetic near the nerve (or nerves) that control sensation and movement to a particular area of the body. The injection will temporarily numb the area where pain exists to provide temporary relief.
Call Remedy Medical Group in San Mateo at (650) 306-9490 to schedule an appointment for a consultation to see if nerve block injections are right for you. Call Remedy Medical Group today in our San Mateo office at (650) 306-9490.
Nerve block injections can be effective in helping relieve nerve pain and can even have a greater affect than oral medication since an injection delivers targeted areas of the body. The benefit of an injection compared to medication or any other form of treatment for peripheral neuropathy is how quickly the nerve block injection works to soothe irritated nerves. When administered in small doses, nerve blocks are generally more effective when treating smaller nerves or single nerves that are causing pain. In some cases, pain relief may be immediate, but this response may depend on your condition. Additionally, a peripheral nerve block may also assist in a quicker response so that a person may return to therapy or other physical activities. Returning to normal activities is what most patients want out of treatment for peripheral neuropathy.
Peripheral Nerve Blocks are normally performed for surgeries of the upper and lower extremities or for surgeries occurring around the neck area. It gives an alternative to general anesthesia and in some cases, for patients with different medical issues, these nerve blocks are considered safer than general or spinal anesthesia.
If you are suffering from nerve pain and you are looking for an alternative oral medication, peripheral nerve block injections may help you. Call Remedy Medical Group in San Mateo at (650) 306-9490 to schedule an appointment for a consultation to see if nerve block injections are right for you. Call Remedy Medical Group today in our San Mateo office at (650) 306-9490.