The medial nerves run through the facet joints and facilitate communications between the brain and different parts of the body. When the facet joints are damaged or inflamed, the medial nerves also get inflamed and carry pain signals into different parts of the body. Medial branch nerve blocks deliver anti-inflammatory medications and numbing medicine to alleviate inflammation and reduce chronic pain symptoms. Brand Surgical Institute offers personalized medial branch nerve block treatments to diagnose and treat the root cause of pain.
Medial branch nerve blocks in Glendale, CA
Medial branch nerve blocks alleviate
pain caused by the following conditions:
- Spinal injuries and trauma
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal bone spurs
- Disc herniation
- Spinal fractures
- Facet joint disorders
- Nerve radiculopathy
- Other spinal conditions
How do medial branch nerve blocks alleviate pain?
To understand how medial branch nerve blocks work, you must understand the function of the facet joints and medial nerves. The facet joints connect the vertebrae of the spine, allowing you to engage in twisting and bending movements. The vertebrae surround the spinal cord, which sends nerve roots into different parts of the body, basically facilitating communications between the brain and body. The medial nerves are the nerve roots passing through the facet joints between the vertebrae.
Your facet joints can get damaged for numerous reasons, such as arthritic changes, vertebral fractures, and spinal injuries and trauma. When the facet joints are damaged or inflamed, they may pinch, inflame, or compress the medial nerve roots, sending pain signals into different parts of the body. A medial nerve block is a minimally invasive treatment that involves delivering anti-inflammatory medications and numbing medicine into the regions around the medial nerves. If the correct medial nerve is targeted, it provides instant pain relief.
A medial nerve block serves two purposes — therapeutic and diagnostic. This treatment temporarily alleviates inflammation and swelling, thus reducing back pain. It also diagnoses the precise medial nerves responsible for your symptoms, allowing the doctor to plan a more permanent treatment, such as radiofrequency ablation.
Benefits of medial branch nerve blocks:
- Minimally invasive pain treatment — no incisions or scarring
- Identifies the inflamed medial nerves responsible for your pain symptoms
- Alleviates inflammation and swelling of the medial nerves
- Provides immediate pain relief
- Allows the doctor to plan long-term solutions for pain
- No harsh side effects or complications
- No post-treatment downtime — resume daily activities immediately
Your medial branch nerve blocks experience at BSI
Brand Surgical Institute performs a personalized medial branch nerve block treatment in Glendale. The medical provider cleanses your skin, administers local anesthesia, and uses fluoroscopic guidance to inject anti-inflammatory medications and anesthetics into the region around the inflamed facet joints and medial nerves. If the pain doctor targets the correct nerves, you will experience instant pain relief that should last for a few months.
Schedule a consultation for medial branch nerve blocks in Glendale, CA
Brand Surgical Institute is the leading ambulatory surgery center specializing in minimally invasive pain treatments in Glendale. Our interventional pain management specialists and spine surgeons use cutting-edge diagnostic technologies to identify the root cause of chronic pain and curate a personalized treatment plan. We aim to alleviate pain, treat the root cause of pain, and chart a sustainable path towards a pain-free life. Please schedule an appointment to explore your candidacy for medial branch nerve blocks in Glendale.