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Selective Nerve Block

Pain Management & Spine Specialist in Las Vegas, Nevada

Selective Nerve Block services offered in Las Vegas, NV

A selective nerve block can identify the source of your pain and provide extended relief. At Las Vegas Spine & Pain Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, the team of pain management experts offers selective nerve blocks as diagnostic and therapeutic tools. Are you searching for a comprehensive and personalized approach to pain management? The team at Las Vegas Spine & Pain Center can help. Call one of the three Las Vegas locations today or schedule an appointment online.

Selective Nerve Block Q&A

What is a selective nerve block?

A selective nerve block is a diagnostic test and treatment that helps identify the nerve causing your pain. 

 

The Las Vegas Spine & Pain Center team injects the medication — a local anesthetic and corticosteroid — at the area of the nerve suspected of causing your pain. If the injection reduces your pain, the team may recommend additional injections or another treatment, such as a rhizotomy (burning the nerve), for long-term relief. 

Am I a candidate for a selective nerve block?

Your pain management physician determines if you’re a candidate for a selective nerve block after a consultation. The team takes a comprehensive and personalized approach to pain. 

 

During your pain evaluation, they review your symptoms and medical history and perform a physical exam. They examine the spine to determine if it’s the source of your pain and may take X-rays or an MRI of your spine to confirm their findings.

 

If you have pain that radiates into your legs or arm, then the team at Las Vegas Spine & Pain Center may consider you a candidate for a selective nerve block.

What happens during a selective nerve block?

The team at Las Vegas Spine & Pain Center conducts selective nerve blocks at their state-of-the-art procedure center. They perform the injection using X-ray-guided imaging to improve the accurate placement of the medication.

 

After you change into an exam gown, the team has you lie on your stomach on the procedure table. They clean your skin and inject a local anesthetic to minimize pain during the nerve block. Then, using guided imagery, they place the needle into the spine near the nerve causing your pain and inject the medication. 

 

The team sends you to the recovery area for monitoring and then discharges you home.

What happens after a selective nerve block?

Pain relief isn’t immediate following a selective nerve block. However, you may start noticing improvements in your symptoms within three to seven days.

 

If your first injection fails, the team at Las Vegas Spine & Pain Center may recommend a second injection.

 

Pain relief from a selective nerve block may last weeks or months.

 

Call Las Vegas Spine & Pain Center or schedule an appointment using the online booking button today to find out how a selective nerve block can improve your pain.

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