When you touch a hot stove, the nerves in your hand send a pain signal to your brain that alerts you to quickly move your hand from the stove. Pain signals can be classified as acute or chronic. Acute pain is like the hot stove example above, but with chronic pain, the brain continues to send pain … [Read more...] about How do Nerve Blocks Relieve Pain?
Many times, a group of nerves – called a plexus or ganglion – causes pain to an area of the body. This pain can be “turned off” by using a specific type of injection that blocks the pain signals from reaching the brain. This is called a nerve block. Nerve block injections are used to … [Read more...] about Nerve Block Injections: What to Know