What are Nerve Blocks and how do they Work?
A nerve block, also known as a neural blockade, is a type of injection used as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool to determine where a person’s pain is originating from. Diagnostic nerve blocks may be followed up with a nerve ablation. Nerve blocks are also used to help provide relief for acute and chronic pain. A nerve block typically consists of a combination of anesthetic and corticosteroid to numb or “block” the pain signal and also help treat inflammation of the area. Nerve blocks can be used to treat pain in a variety of areas in the body.