Medial Branch Block
A Medial Branch Block is a procedure that involves injecting a local anesthetic around small nerve branches connected to a specific facet joint of the spine. These nerves, known as medial branch nerves, carry pain signals from the facet joints to the brain. By blocking these nerves, the procedure can help identify if a specific facet joint is the cause of pain.
Who is a Candidate for the Block?
This procedure is typically recommended for patients who experience persistent back or neck pain that does not improve with conservative treatments. It is particularly useful in diagnosing the source of pain in patients with conditions such as facet joint arthritis or other spinal degenerative conditions. Our expert team will conduct a comprehensive evaluation to determine if a Medial Branch Block is suitable for your condition.
What Can I Expect During the Procedure?
The Medial Branch Block is performed on an outpatient basis. After the area is numbed, a needle is carefully guided around the medial branch nerves using X-ray guidance. A local anesthetic is then injected to numb the nerves. The procedure usually takes less than 30 minutes, and if your pain significantly improves after the procedure, it can confirm that the facet joint being tested is the source of your pain.
Why Choose SOLUTIONS Pain and Spine?
At SOLUTIONS Pain and Spine, we prioritize your comfort and well-being. Our professional team has extensive experience in performing Medial Branch Blocks, ensuring accurate results with minimal discomfort. We guide you through every step of the procedure, answer all your queries, and provide comprehensive aftercare instructions. Our primary goal is to help you effectively manage your pain, enhancing your overall quality of life.
To learn more about the Medial Branch Block or to find out if it’s the right diagnostic procedure for your condition, please contact us at SOLUTIONS Pain and Spine to schedule a consultation. We’re ready to support you on your journey towards a life free from chronic pain.