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What are the types of nerve blocks?

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There are different types of nerve blocks, depending on where on your body they're used:

  • Trigeminal nerve blocks (face)
  • Ophthalmic nerve block (eyelids and scalp)
  • Supraorbital nerve block (forehead)
  • Maxillary nerve block (upper jaw)
  • Sphenopalatine nerve block (nose and palate)
  • Cervical epidural, thoracic epidural, and lumbar epidural block (neck and back)
  • Cervical plexus block and cervical paravertebral block (shoulder and upper neck)
  • Brachial plexus block, elbow block, and wrist block (shoulder/arm/hand, elbow, and wrist)
  • Subarachnoid block and celiac plexus block (abdomen and pelvis)

From: Pain Management and Nerve Blocks WebMD Medical Reference

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International Spine Intervention Society

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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