When medications and physical therapy fail to provide relief from your chronic pain condition, you may want to consider a nerve block. Ramis Gheith, MD, MS, and the team at Interventional Pain Institute in Chesterfield, Festus, and Bridgeton, Missouri, perform simple and complex nerve blocks to diagnose and treat pain conditions. To schedule a consultation to learn more about simple and complex nerve blocks, call the office nearest you or book online today.
Simple and complex nerve blocks are one of the many pain management services offered at Interventional Pain Institute.
During a simple or complex nerve block, Dr. Gheith injects medication around a nerve or group of nerves that are responsible for causing your pain. The medication stops the pain signals from reaching your brain, reducing the pain sensations.
Interventional Pain Institute is a full-service pain medicine clinic, and they perform many types of simple and complex nerve blocks to address many pain conditions.
The types of nerve blocks include:
Dr. Gheith performs simple and complex nerve blocks to diagnose and treat pain conditions. For example, lumbar sympathetic blocks determine if your sympathetic nerves are damaged.
Your sympathetic nerves control unconscious body functions, such as digestion, breathing, and blood pressure. These nerves generally don’t transmit pain signals unless they’re damaged.
Interventional Pain Institute also offers occipital nerve blocks for chronic migraines and headaches. However, this is a self-pay service.
Dr. Gheith and the pain management experts take a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to care. They conduct in-depth clinical evaluations and work closely with other health care professionals to determine the right treatment for you.
You may benefit from a simple or complex nerve block if medications and physical therapy fail to alleviate your chronic pain. Conditions that may benefit from a nerve block include:
Dr. Gheith may also perform a simple or complex nerve block to determine if you would benefit from a radiofrequency ablation, which provides long-term pain relief that may last for months or years.
To learn more about the simple and complex nerve blocks at Interventional Pain Institute, call the office or book a consultation using the online booking tool.