If you are dealing with severe and chronic pain then you may be desperate to find relief. Perhaps you haven’t found anything that has helped get your pain under control and a doctor has recommended getting a nerve block. Of course, the idea of getting this invasive injection may have you a bit nervous and on edge. After all, it sounds rather intrusive and possibly painful.
While a nerve block may sound rather scary it only takes a few minutes to administer. Sometimes sedation or even anesthesia is offered to make the process a bit easier to tolerate. You may find that a nerve block reduces your pain almost instantly, while others may require multiple nerve block sessions in order to achieve the relief they need.
How your body responds to a nerve block will really depend on the severity of your pain. Those with chronic pain that’s been going on for several years will often need several injections before noticing any changes to their pain; however, not everyone likes the idea of getting a nerve block and they want to try and find ways to treat the pain more effectively without turning to invasive options. If this sounds like you then it might be time to talk to an osteopath. An osteopath will be able to provide safe yet effective ways to manage your pain and to get the bottom of your symptoms.
Nerve blocks may be recommended for back pain, headaches, sciatic nerve issues, fibromyalgia, shingles and other pain conditions. Of course, many of these same painful conditions can be addressed just as effectively through physical therapy, certain exercises, and manipulation to improve how the body moves and functions.
Osteopathic medicine offers a non-medicinal and non-surgical way to manage your pain for the long-term without the risk of complications or side effects. No need for invasive needles or other procedures in order to get the relief you’ve been looking for. When you come in for a consultation we will be able to fully determine which osteopathic options will give you the best results for pain-free living.
Don’t let pain have the final say. Osteopathic medicine can help get you on the path to recovery. You’ll be feeling better in no time.