Nerve Block Specialist

Integrity Pain Consultants

Interventional Pain Management Specialists & Regenerative Medicine located in Nashville, Hendersonville, Hermitage, & Cookeville, TN

If you need immediate relief of pain due to chronic headaches or arthritis, you may be a candidate for a nerve block. At Integrity Pain Consultants, with five offices in Hermitage, Hendersonville, Cookeville, and Nashville, Tennessee, experienced pain specialist Kenneth Homolya, MD, offers in-office nerve blocks to help you find pain relief from an injury or disease. To find out if a nerve block is the right treatment for you, schedule a consultation with the Integrity Pain Consultants office nearest you by phone or online today.

Nerve Block Q & A

What is a nerve block?

A nerve block is a treatment option for severe pain that originates in a nerve. The nerve block procedure involves an injection of a local anesthetic into the nerve fibers that contribute to your pain.

The anesthetic medication numbs the affected nerve and interferes with the pain signal that travels from the nerve to your brain. This injection can provide you with lasting pain relief from conditions like:

  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Headaches and migraines

Your provider at Integrity Pain Consultants can determine if nerve blocks are the right treatment option for you by reviewing your medical history and diagnosing the root cause of your chronic pain.

What types of nerve blocks are available?

There are several types of nerve blocks that treat chronic pain that results from underlying health conditions, injuries, or degenerative diseases. Integrity Pain Consultants offers in-office nerve blocks that include:

  • Sympathetic nerve block
  • Peripheral nerve block
  • Epidural nerve block
  • Selective nerve root block

The type of block you need depends on the location of the nerve that’s causing your pain.

What can I expect during a nerve block?

Integrity Pain Consultants offers in-office nerve blocks on an outpatient basis. To ensure the needle injects the anesthetic into the correct location within the nerve, your provider relies on the guidance of specialized X-ray technology.

Once in place, your provider injects the anesthetic medicine into the nerve fibers. You may experience immediate relief of your pain and your results continue to improve in the days after treatment. Some people enjoy long-term pain relief because the medications can help reduce irritation in the nerves, which allows them to heal naturally.

When should I consider a nerve block?

A nerve block may be a treatment option for chronic pain when you can’t find relief with oral pain relievers or anti-inflammatories.

Your provider at Integrity Pain Consultants may also recommend a nerve block if you need physical therapy to help you recover from an injury or as part of your treatment for conditions like arthritis. Many people who live in chronic pain are unable to participate in activities needed for recovery and a nerve block can quickly provide needed pain relief.

To find out if you’re a candidate for a nerve block to treat chronic pain, schedule a consultation at the Integrity Pain Consultants office nearest you by phone or online today.