Sympathetic Block

Sympathetic Block

This decreases neural pain resulting from injury, dysfunction or illness. Patients with shingles, sympathetic reflex dystrophy and complex regional pain syndrome may be good candidates for this procedure.

A sympathetic nerve block helps us find the cause of that burning, pain, or tingling in your arms, hands, legs or feet. During the test, we inject medicine near your spine to block sympathetic nerves in that area. A sympathetic block targets your sympathetic nervous system, a series of nerves that spread from your spine to your body and help control involuntary body functions over which you have no control. These include blood flow, digestion and sweating.

We use sympathetic nerve blocks to diagnose or treat pain involving sympathetic nerves. Some conditions for which a sympathetic nerve block might be used include:

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When you obtain treatment here, you will receive a pain management program customized precisely to your unique circumstances.


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