Nerve Blocks

Nerve Blocks

Nerve Blocks services offered in San Antonio, TX

Nerve blocks are one of the most powerful and effective treatments for managing chronic pain due to injury, surgery, or a degenerative condition. At Advanced Spine and Pain Center, with three locations in San Antonio, Texas, you can meet with a dedicated physician who specializes in pain management solutions, such as nerve blocks. Learn more about this innovative treatment by booking a nerve block evaluation by calling the office or requesting one online today.

Nerve Blocks Q & A

What are nerve blocks?

If they’re pinched, damaged, or injured, your nerves can lead to agonizing burning, tingling, and electrical sensations. Pain can radiate down your back and into your limbs and can become so debilitating that walking and grasping items become difficult.

The purpose of nerve blocks (neural blockades) is to stop those pain signals and relieve your symptoms. Some of the most common types of nerve blocks are injections that numb your nerves and surrounding tissues, including:

  • Spinal anesthesia
  • Epidural injections
  • Peripheral nerve injections

For more complex pain, you may need a surgical nerve block. This type of nerve block can involve using minimally invasive measures to destroy certain nerves that extend from your spine, such as a rhizotomy. Your doctor can even surgically destroy peripheral nerves that cause discomfort in your limbs, a procedure known as a neurectomy. 

How can a nerve block help me?

At Advanced Spine and Pain Center, you meet with a skilled pain management expert who spends time diagnosing you and getting to the root of your pain. They may recommend a nerve block to help with:

  • Phantom pain from an amputation
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Cancer-related discomfort
  • Arthritic conditions 
  • Lower back pain 
  • Herniated discs
  • Facial pain 
  • Migraines 
  • Sciatica 

Nerve blocks are even beneficial for relieving pain after surgery, so you can focus more on resting and recuperating. 

When do nerve blocks start working?

Depending on which type of nerve block you have and the severity of your symptoms, you should find that your condition starts improving within a few hours after receiving your nerve block from Advanced Spine and Pain Center. Nonsurgical nerve block injections can last for several days at a time. 

The treatment is considered permanent if you need a surgical nerve block because the nerve is destroyed. No matter which type of nerve block is right for you, the compassionate team at Advanced Spine and Pain Center works diligently to ensure you experience fast and effective relief.

Get started on your path to pain relief by booking a nerve block exam at Advanced Spine and Pain Center. Call the office or request an appointment online today.