Nerve Block Specialist

Able Orthopedic and Sports Medicine -  - Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Able Orthopedic and Sports Medicine

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons & General Orthopedics and Sports Medicine located in Queens, Forest Hills, NY

Nerve blocks are one of the most powerful and effective treatments for managing chronic pain due to injury, surgery, or a degenerative condition. At Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine in Forest Hills, New York, you can meet with a dedicated board-certified orthopedist who specializes in pain management solutions, such as nerve blocks. Learn more about this innovative treatment by booking a nerve block evaluation either online or over the phone today.

Nerve Block Q & A

What are nerve blocks?

If they’re pinched, damaged, or injured, your nerves can lead to agonizing burning, tingling, and electrical sensations. Pain can radiate down your back and into your limbs and can become so debilitating that walking and grasping items become difficult.

The purpose of nerve blocks (neural blockades) is to stop those pain signals and relieve your symptoms. Some of the most common types of nerve blocks are injections that numb your nerves and surrounding tissues, including:

  • Spinal anesthesia
  • Epidural injections
  • Peripheral nerve injections

For more complex pain, you may need a surgical nerve block. This type of nerve block can involve using minimally invasive measures to destroy certain nerves that extend from your spine, such as a rhizotomy. Your doctor can even surgically destroy peripheral nerves that cause discomfort in your limbs, a procedure known as a neurectomy. 

How can a nerve block help me?

At Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine, you meet with a highly skilled orthopedist who spends time diagnosing you and getting to the root of your pain. They may recommend a nerve block to help with:

  • Phantom pain from an amputation
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Cancer-related discomfort
  • Arthritic conditions 
  • Lower back pain 
  • Herniated discs
  • Facial pain 
  • Migraines 
  • Sciatica 

Nerve blocks are even beneficial for relieving pain after surgery, so you can focus more on resting and recuperating. 

When do nerve blocks start working?

Depending on which type of nerve block you have and the severity of your symptoms, you should find that your condition starts improving within a few hours after your nerve block from Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine. Nonsurgical nerve block injections can last for several days at a time. 

If you need a surgical nerve block, the treatment is considered permanent, since the nerve is destroyed. No matter which type of nerve block is right for you, though, the compassionate team at Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine works diligently to ensure you experience fast and effective relief.

Get started on your path to pain relief by booking a nerve block exam at Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine. Click on the online scheduler or call to speak with a team member directly.