Nerve Block Injections
I am constantly learning more about different nerve block injections since I got my ultrasound machine. Some of the nerve blocks I am or intend to be able to provide include the following, and this will evolve and change but I will try to keep this up to date:
- Suprascapular nerve block
- Intercostal nerve block
- Facet nerve blocks
- Medial branch Blocks
- Ilioinguinal nerve blocks/genitofemoral nerve blocks
- Pudenal nerve block
- Local infection
- Sepsis – a serous widespread blood infection
The procedure itself is ultrasound guided to ensure accuracy of the injections.
What are the major risks of Nerve blocks?
Risks are very low (less than 1%) with this procedure. They include:
- Infection due to the needling. Therefore do not go into public swimming pools, hot tubs or lakes for 3-5 days after each treatment. Showering the day of or the next day is fine.
- Bruising – temporary
- Nerve irritation – this is temporary
- Allergic reaction – if you are allergic to corn or xylocaine