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Is a Peripheral Nerve Block the Right Pain Management Therapy?

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A peripheral nerve block is an effective tool for pain management when used to treat some nerve pain symptoms. Peripheral nerve conditions are often felt in the feet and hands, but can affect any area of the body outside of the brain and spinal cord. These conditions have many causes and the location and severity of the symptoms will direct your doctor’s suggested treatment. This injection is designed to stop pain signals from the affected area to the brain.

Chronic Pain

A peripheral nerve block is used to treat chronic pain. Pain is considered chronic when it lasts at least several months; but for many patients, chronic pain can last years. When other pain management therapies haven’t been effective, it may be time to consider a nerve block. It can be used on its own or in conjunction with other treatments.

The Cause

Peripheral nerve disorders that cause chronic pain can be triggered by any number of things. Diabetic neuropathy is a common condition. Some disorders can be caused by an injury that healed in almost every way but has left damage to the nerves, causing pain. Other disorders are inherited and have no other known cause.

How it Works

Your doctor will use imaging to guide the injection to the area that will be targeted. Both an anesthetic and a steroid are used to reduce the symptoms of nerve pain, like burning, tingling and severe pain. The anesthetic will provide immediate relief but can wear off quickly, while the steroid will take a few days to start providing long-term results.

A peripheral nerve block or other pain management treatment could help. Our team can discuss your case and available options to design a personalized treatment plan. Contact Hanowell Spine Clinic today to schedule your appointment.

Posted on behalf of Hanowell Spine Clinic, LLC.

4142 Mill St. NE
Covington, GA 30014

Phone: (770) 787- 3550
FAX: (770) 787- 2304
Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Patient Reviews

Deborah C.

My knees were so bad I could hardly walk. After 3 injections no pain.

Sandra C.

Dr. Michael Hanowell has relieved my sciatica pain. I was in a wheelchair and after the first epidural I was able to walk. After a recent car accident he put several injections in my back and neck which relieved the pain greatly. He and his staff are very considerate and do everything possible to work with you on relieving your pain.

Cheryl A.

Dr Hanowell did my SCS in my back on Wednesday morning and he is one of the best Doctors I have ever met I promise you if I need anything done on my back he will be the one that works on it along with MDPAIN

Wendell M.

Doctor did explain everything be fore he started. He was nice professional and his staff was very nice and polite Great Work

Mike D.

Dr. Hanowell treated my sciatica pain & I went from being in a wheelchair and barely able to walk to being pain free. He is very professional, caring, and conscientious. He has given me several epidurals and trigger point injections for various issues related to age and injuries and his treatments were very effective. His staff is also very professional.

Pain Healed

Dr. Michael Hanowell , Kind, patient, great listener, willingness to help. Looking forward to feeling better. Thank You Dr. Hanowell.

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4142 Mill St. NE
Covington, GA 30014

Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Phone: (770) 787- 3550

Fax: (770) 787- 2304

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