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How can nerve blocks help find the cause of pain?

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Nerve blocks can treat and diagnose the cause of your pain. Your doctor injects something to numb pain (an anesthetic) into nerve locations She may use an imaging test to find the best right place for the needle. Your response to the nerve block may help find out what’s causing your pain or where it’s coming from.

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health.

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Sympathetic Nerve Blocks for Pain.”

PubMed Journals: “The Impact of Discography on the Surgical Decision in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain.”

Radiologyinfo.org: “Nerve Blocks.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 26, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health.

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Sympathetic Nerve Blocks for Pain.”

PubMed Journals: “The Impact of Discography on the Surgical Decision in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain.”

Radiologyinfo.org: “Nerve Blocks.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 26, 2019

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