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Nerve blocks are used for pain treatment and management.

A group of nerves, called a plexus or ganglion, that causes pain in a specific organ or body area can be blocked with a shot of medication. This is called a nerve block.

From: Pain Management and Nerve Blocks WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 13, 2018

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International Spine Intervention Society

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 13, 2018

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