GOooOOooD Afternoon! *Huggs* I hope you are having a nice day today I know you are asking other about nerve blocks, and do not seem to be getting much response. I literally need my injections to survive, but I know that alot of times people look to "RF Nerve burn". I have no first hand knowladge about those, thou I wish I did!
If I am being silly let me know! Here what I know about injections
(exr from www.wikipedia.com)
Regional nerve blockade, or more commonly nerve block, is a general term used to refer to the injection of local anesthetic onto or near nerves for temporary control of pain. It can also be used as a diagnostic tool to identify specific nerves as pain generators. Permanent nerve block can be produced by destruction of nerve tissue
Temporary nerve blocks are achieved by combining a local anesthetic (such as lidocaine) with epinephrine, a steroid (corticosteroid), and/or opioids. Epinephrine produces constriction of the blood vessels which delays the diffusion of the anesthetic. Steroids can help to reduce inflammation. Opioids are painkillers. Injection nerve blocks can be either single treatments, multiple injections over a period of time, or continuous infusions.
Permanent nerve block can be effected using include alcohol or phenol to selectively destroy nerve tissue, cryoanalgesia to freeze nerves, and Radiofrequency ablation to destroy nerve tissue using heat.
Nerve blocks are sterile procedures that are usually performed in an outpatient facility or hospital. The procedure can be performed with the help of ultrasound, fluoroscopy (a live X-ray) or CT. Use of any one of these imaging modalities enables the physician to view the placement of the needle. A probe positioning system can be used to hold the ultrasound transducer steady.
In addition, electrical stimulation can provide feedback on the proximity of the needle to the target nerve.
~~Another good resource ~~> http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/nerve_block/hic_nerve_blocks.aspx
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