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What is a Nerve Block Injection?

Nerve blocks, often called a pain receptor block injection, can halt the pain messages coming from the nerves in a particular area of the body. An injection of medication, tailored to the patient’s needs, is inserted to the area of the affected nerve to help with pain control. The goal of a nerve block is to decrease pain, improve your mobility, and allow for more physical therapy. Nerve blocks can be used for therapeutically to treat painful conditions, diagnostically to determine the sources of pain, and preemptively to prevent pain during a procedure.

What Nerve Blocks do we offer?

Benefits of Nerve Block Injections

Persistent opioid-use is affecting millions of Americans after surgery. Nerve blocks can be used to manage chronic pain, pain after surgery, or severe acute pain. Nerve blocks ease pain by offering immediate relief and may reduce opioid-use in patients. They can also offer longer-term relief, because some injections reduce irritation to the nerves and let them heal. Nerve blocks can help people who have chronic pain function better in their daily lives, allowing them to go to work, exercise, and do daily tasks.

What are other uses of Nerve Blocks

Health care providers may use a nerve block as a tool to find out the cause of your pain and location. By judging how you react to a temporary nerve block and how it affects your pain, our expert can better figure out the reason for your pain, the location of the location, and develop a precise treatment plan.

Why Choose Dr. Kalava?

Dr. Kalava begins each experience with our patients by providing a precise evaluation of their condition and builds upon the latest advancements to treat pain conditions. He has personally performed more than 4,000 nerve blocks at the Mayo Clinic, Tampa General Hospital, and other hospitals throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Dr. Kalava can perform one of these blocks to efficiently manage your pain.