Nerve damage can lead to a number of uncomfortable symptoms, from shooting pain to tingling and numbness. At Colorado Clinic in Colorado Springs, and Greeley, Colorado, the pain management providers use nerve blocks to prevent damaged nerves from signaling pain. To find out if you can benefit from nerve blocks, call Colorado Clinic or schedule an appointment online today.
Nerve blocks are injectable medications that target pain stemming from specific nerves. Depending on the location of the affected nerve, the injection from your doctor at Colorado Clinic may numb the area surrounding the nerve or prevent it from sending pain signals. Some nerve blocks provide temporary relief, while others are more long-lasting.
Some of the most common types of nerve blocks that the doctors at Colorado Clinic use to treat chronic pain include:
Depending on your area of pain, your physician may recommend one nerve block or multiple treatments to alleviate your discomfort.
Nerve blocks treat a wide range of neuropathic pain. If you struggle to carry out your daily activities, such as exercise, work, or school, a nerve block can offer enough pain relief to function in your day-to-day life.
Nerve blocks work best when combined with a comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation plan. When paired with a comprehensive treatment plan, nerve blocks can help relieve pain from:
Arthritis is a chronic condition that leads to inflammation around the joints. While osteoarthritis develops from cartilage damage, rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition.
Headaches and migraines cause persistent pain and tension in the head that can radiate down the neck.
Trigeminal neuralgia causes severe facial pain due to irritation or compression of the trigeminal nerve that stretches from the brain to the face.
The discs between your vertebrae serve as shock absorbers for the spine. When the protective outer shell gets damaged, the center can push through and irritate surrounding nerves.
A nerve block can substantially reduce the pain from nerve damage or dysfunction. To find out if nerve blocks are right for you, call Colorado Clinic or schedule an appointment online today.