Nerve Block Injections

Nerve Block Injection Specialist in Tampa, FL

What is a Nerve Block Injection?

Nerve blocks, often called pain receptor block injections, 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 into 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 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?

Occipital Nerve Block, Scalp Block, Infra-orbital Nerve Block, Supra-Orbital Nerve Block, Brachial Plexus Block, Paravertebral Nerve Block, PEC Blocks, Serratus Anterior Plane Block, Erector Spinae Plane Block, Rectus Sheath Block, TAP Block, Lumbar Plexus Block, Fascia Iliaca Block, Femoral Nerve Block, Adductor Canal (Saphenous) Nerve Block, Sciatic Nerve Block, Ankle Block, Therapeutic Stellate Ganglion Block, Therapeutic Celiac Plexus Block, and Therapeutic Lumbar Sympathetic Block.

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 allow them to heal. Nerve blocks can help people who have chronic pain function better in their daily lives, allowing them to go to work, exercise, and perform daily tasks.

What Are Other Uses of Nerve Blocks?

Health care providers may use a nerve block as a tool to determine the cause and location of your pain. By observing your reaction to a temporary nerve block and how it affects your pain, our expert can better ascertain the reason for your pain and develop a precise treatment plan to manage it.

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 8,000 nerve blocks at the Mayo Clinic, Tampa General Hospital, and in his private practice at TampaPainMD. Dr. Kalava can perform one of these blocks to efficiently manage your pain. Contact us to schedule a consultation today.

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