Nerve Blocks

Pain Management & Primary Care located in Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek, CO
Nerve Blocks

Nerve Blocks services offered in Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek, CO

Nerve blocks are among the most powerful and effective treatments for managing chronic pain due to injury, surgery, or a degenerative condition. At Gorman Medical, PC in Cripple Creek and Colorado Springs, Colorado, the dedicated providers specialize in pain management solutions, such as nerve blocks. Learn more about this innovative treatment by booking a nerve block evaluation online or over the phone today.

What are nerve blocks?

If they’re pinched, damaged, or injured, your nerves can lead to unbearable burning, tingling, and electrical sensations. Pain can radiate down your back and into your limbs and become so debilitating that walking and grasping items become difficult.

The purpose of nerve blocks (neural blockades) is to stop those pain signals and relieve your symptoms. Some of the most common types of nerve blocks are injections that numb your nerves and surrounding tissues, including the following:

  • Spinal anesthesia
  • Epidural injections
  • Peripheral nerve injections

For more complex pain, you may need a surgical nerve block. This type of nerve block can involve minimally invasive measures, such as a rhizotomy, to destroy specific nerves extending from your spine. Your doctor can even surgically destroy peripheral nerves that cause discomfort in your limbs, a procedure known as a neurectomy. 

How can a nerve block help me?

At Gorman Medical, PC, you meet with a highly skilled practitioner who spends time diagnosing and getting to the root of your pain. They may recommend a nerve block to help with:

  • Phantom pain from an amputation
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Cancer-related discomfort
  • Arthritic conditions 
  • Lower back pain 
  • Herniated discs
  • Facial pain 
  • Migraines 
  • Sciatica

Nerve blocks are even beneficial for relieving pain after surgery so you can focus more on resting and recuperating. 

When do nerve blocks start working?

Depending on which type of nerve block you have and the severity of your symptoms, you should find that your condition starts improving within a few hours after your nerve block from Gorman Medical, PC. Nonsurgical nerve block injections can last for several days at a time. 

The treatment is considered permanent if you need a surgical nerve block since the nerve is destroyed. No matter which type of nerve block is right for you, the compassionate team at Gorman Medical, PC, works diligently to ensure you experience fast and effective relief.

Get started on your path to pain relief by booking a nerve block exam at Gorman Medical, PC. Click on the online scheduler or call to speak with a team member directly.

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