If you have localized pain in a specific part of your body, you may be able to find relief by receiving the peripheral nerve block in our NYC offices. We perform this procedure to help reduce or eliminate pain in the hands, feet, legs, back and other areas. Many of our patients have found that this is one of the fastest and easiest ways go get rid of the pain you are experiencing.
We have offices in multiple locations throughout NYC, New York and they can all perform a peripheral nerve block so make sure to consider this option as a part of your overall pain management treatment. This procedure can be used for many different things so make sure you call to set up a consultation to discuss why this may be the right option for you.
Why Use a Peripheral Nerve Block in NYC
In some cases a doctor will use this procedure to help identify the root cause of your pain. This can be effective because when done properly it will stop a nerve or bundle of nerves from transmitting pain. If the procedure reduces or eliminates your pain, the doctor will know the root cause of the problem. If not, they will need to keep looking.
A peripheral nerve block can also be used as a type of anesthesia to prevent pain during another procedure. This can be used for a localized minor surgery or other similar procedures. By blocking the pain the doctor can take the steps necessary to complete their procedure without having you put under general anesthetic.
How is the Procedure Performed
To start this procedure the doctor will apply a local anesthetic on the skin where the needle will go in. They will then carefully guide the injection toward the nerve in question. Once they have the needle properly positioned they will inject the medication. This will typically be some type of anesthetic to help numb (or block) the nerve. You may also be given a sedative of some sort to help you remain calm and relaxed throughout the procedure, which is very important.
Once the peripheral nerve block is applied the doctor can begin any other procedures they have planned. They can, for example, cut into a hand or foot to take care of a problem. Throughout the procedure you will be closely monitored because this procedure can affect other parts of the body including the central nervous system. While complications are very rare, our doctors and other medical staff always take every precaution to help ensure there are no issues.
If you have any questions about whether or not you want to get the peripheral nerve block in NYC, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We have multiple offices in New York and would be happy to set up a consultation with a doctor to see if this is the right procedure for you. We can be reached by dialing 212-951-1238 or 718-336-5123. We look forward to helping you soon.