This actual injection itself will only take a few minutes to complete but you should plan to be at our office for at least an hour. You will need time to fill out pre-operative papers, get set up in a treatment room and be observed afterward.
While lying on your stomach, we will prepare you for the injection by thoroughly cleaning the skin over the injection site and use a local anesthetic to numb the area. Fluoroscopy may be used to help your pain management doctor see where the medication goes. We may use a contrast “dye” to the medication to help get a better image. The medication combo will be injected near the ganglion to numb the targeted nerves. The patient may feel mild pain while the medication is being injected. The block will relieve your symptoms for a while. While pain relief is temporary, the length of time is dependent on the patient’s specific condition and symptoms.
After the procedure, your arms or legs may feel slightly heavy or numb and you should feel less pain. This is from the anesthetic and will wear off in about an hour. You should take it easy for a few days following the procedure and only perform activities that you are comfortable with.
To learn more about the selective nerve block treatment, contact KureSmart Pain Management and schedule a consultation with one of our highly trained physicians.
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