What Is a Nerve Block Injection?
A nerve block injection is a pain-relieving treatment during which your doctor injects an anesthetic into a group of nerves to mitigate acute pain. The anesthetic numbs the pain and relieves inflammation. The treatment works by blocking transmission of pain signals to your brain. The injection can also help your doctor diagnose the source of your pain.
A nerve block injection is highly effective, but only works when administered by a trained professional. In New York City, visit Dr. Ilana Etelzon, who is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehab/Interventional Pain Management. She offers nerve block injections and other advanced minimally invasive procedures to treat pain.