Peripheral nerves are responsible for sending pain signals to the spinal cord and brain from all over the body. In some cases, peripheral nerves continue to send pain signals after an injury or from nerve damage, causing chronic, ongoing pain. At Hanowell Spine Clinic, we work with many patients who have chronic nerve pain that impacts their quality of life. One of the treatments we offer is a peripheral nerve block injection.
There are a few conditions that can cause chronic peripheral nerve pain, often in the limbs, hands and feet. Diabetic neuropathy can cause pain, burning or tingling, especially in the feet. Complex regional pain syndrome, or CRPS, is another type of nerve disorder that can cause ongoing pain. Injuries or surgery also may trigger chronic nerve pain for many patients. To stop or minimize the pain, one option is to block the pain signals to the brain using peripheral nerve blocks.
Injections for Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Our physicians at Hanowell Spine Clinic can help reduce chronic peripheral nerve pain with personalized treatment plans for patients. Peripheral nerve disorders vary greatly, and each patient may require a different treatment plan. Ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks are one option to help minimize chronic pain from diabetes, CRPS and other nerve disorders. We use a local anesthetic and anti-inflammatory medication injected at the targeted peripheral nerve to block pain signals. This can help reduce pain and offer diagnostic benefits, helping to identify the source of chronic pain.
If you are suffering from chronic nerve pain, come visit the specialists at Hanowell Spine Clinic in Covington, GA. We offer advanced medical treatments to reduce chronic pain and give patients a better quality of life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss peripheral nerve blocks and other treatment options.