If you are experiencing chronic pain and haven’t been able to find relief through normal doctors, we may have a solution for you. Our pain clinics specialize in figuring out what is causing pain and putting it to an end. If you have unusual types of pain such as that caused by spasms in blood vessels, complex regional pain syndrome, Raynaud’s syndrome or many others, we can help. For many people, using sympathetic nerve blocks in New York is a very effective option. There are still many studies being done on this type of treatment, but the results really can speak for themselves.
We perform sympathetic nerve blocks in NYC for patients with the above listed conditions and many others. The treatment works by blocking the sympathetic nervous system, which is a network of nerves that spread from the spin all throughout the body. These nerves help to control involuntary body functions like blood flow, food digestion, heartbeat and things like that. When there is pain being caused by any of these things, this can be a very helpful procedure.
How the Procedure Works
If you and our doctors think that this is a good treatment option, we will determine which nerves are causing the problem. Pain in the upper portion of your body, for example, is typically going to be caused by the stellate ganglion, which is in your neck area. Lower body pain may be from the ganglion down under the lumbar. Once the doctors determine which nerves are causing the problem, they can begin planning the procedure.
Using a sympathetic nerve block in NYC is a not a very invasive procedure, but it does need to be done properly to avoid complications. Our team has done many of these procedures without any trouble. To start with you will typically be given some medicine to help you relax. When ready, you’ll also be given a local anesthetic at the site of the injection to minimize any pain. Guided by a fluoroscope the doctor will inject a needle right next to the nerves in question.
When positioned properly, they will inject the medicines. The medicine will typically include a solution of anesthetic and possibly other medicines or chemicals to stop the nerves from transmitting pain. After the procedure is over you will be able to go home and recover. Ideally you should have someone there to drive you home since you’ll have received drugs to relax, which can make it unsafe to drive yourself.
If you have any questions about getting a sympathetic nerve block in NYC, New York please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be more than happy to talk with you or set up an appointment to come in and see if this is a good treatment for you. We can be reached by dialing either 212-951-1238 or 718-336-5123. We look forward to helping you find relief from your chronic pain soon.