Nerve Blocks

Nerve Blocks

What are Nerve Blocks?
Blocks are injections of medication near nerves. The medications that are injected include local anesthetics, steroids, and opioids. In some cases of severe pain it is even necessary to destroy a nerve with injections of phenol, pure ethanol, or by using needles that freeze or heat the nerves. Injections into joints are also referred to as blocks. Although not technically correct, "block" is commonly used to refer to any type of injection procedure done to influence nerves

Why do we do blocks?