Although there are a number of options available for the treatment of pain, one of the options that may be considered is a pain block. When choosing this option, your doctor is choosing a solution that will help to deaden the nerve and to stop it from transmitting the pain signals to and from the brain. The following are some of the options for pain blocks.
Ganglion Impair - This is a somewhat minimally invasive procedure that helps to control rectal or pelvic pain that is chronic.
Continuous Nerve Block Catheters - When choosing this option, a catheter will be inserted to allow IV fluids or pain medication to be given to the patient.
Occipital Nerve Block - This treatment may not only help to reduce pain, it can also be used to identify and diagnose certain types of head pain.
Splanchnic Nerve Block - This type of nerve block can help individuals who may be dealing with chronic abdominal pain. It blocks the nerves that travel from the abdominal region to the spinal cord.
Lumbar Sympathetic Block - This type of nerve block, which is done in the area of the lower back, helps to deaden the nerves that carry signals from the brain to the lower back. It may help to reduce some of the lower back pain that you may be experiencing
Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block - Facial pain or chronic headaches may sometimes be treated by blocking this nerve, which lies in the area of the middle of the face
Superior Hypogastric Plexus Block - At times, it may be necessary for this type of nerve block to be provided for individuals who suffer from chronic and severe pelvic pain.