Intercostal Nerve Block
Are you suffering from chronic chest or rib pain that limits your daily activities and disrupts your quality of life? At SOLUTIONS Pain & Spine, we offer specialized Intercostal Nerve Block procedures to effectively manage and alleviate your pain, allowing you to regain control and experience lasting relief.
What is an Intercostal Nerve Block?
An Intercostal Nerve Block is a minimally invasive procedure that targets the intercostal nerves, which are located between the ribs and responsible for transmitting pain signals from the chest wall. During the procedure, a combination of local anesthetic and anti-inflammatory medication is injected near the affected intercostal nerves, providing immediate and targeted pain relief.
Conditions Treated by Intercostal Nerve Block
Intercostal Nerve Blocks are commonly used to manage pain associated with various conditions, including:
Rib fractures: Nerve blocks can effectively alleviate the sharp or aching pain resulting from rib fractures or injuries.
Intercostal neuralgia: This condition involves chronic pain along the intercostal nerves, often due to nerve irritation or damage.
Post-surgical pain: Following thoracic surgery, intercostal nerve blocks can help manage pain during the recovery process.
Herpes zoster (shingles): Nerve blocks can provide relief from the intense pain caused by shingles, a viral infection that affects the nerves and skin.
The Intercostal Nerve Block Process at SOLUTIONS Pain & Spine
At SOLUTIONS Pain & Spine, we provide personalized care and guide you through a comfortable treatment process:
Initial evaluation: Our experienced medical team will conduct a comprehensive evaluation, including a review of your medical history, physical examination, and diagnostic tests to determine if an Intercostal Nerve Block is the appropriate treatment option for you.
Pre-procedure consultation: We will explain the procedure in detail, address any concerns or questions you may have, and provide you with instructions to prepare for the nerve block procedure.
Nerve block procedure: You will be positioned comfortably, and the treatment area will be cleansed and numbed with a local anesthetic. Using advanced imaging guidance, our skilled specialists will precisely inject the medication near the targeted intercostal nerves.
Recovery and follow-up: Following the procedure, you will be monitored for a short period before being discharged. We will provide you with post-procedure instructions and schedule any necessary follow-up appointments to assess your progress and address any concerns.