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Nerve Blocks (cont.)

Side Effects and Risks of Nerve Blocks

Nerve blocks do have risks and side effects. They include:

  • Elevated blood sugars
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Weight gain
  • Extra energy
  • Soreness at the site of injection
  • Bleeding
  • Death (in rare cases)

Although many kinds of nerve blocks exist, this treatment cannot always be used. If your pain isn't related to pain in a single or small group of nerves, nerve blocks may not be right for you. Your doctor can advise you as to whether this treatment is appropriate for you.

WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE:

International Spine Intervention Society

Reviewed by Varnada Karriem-Norwood, MD on February 12, 2012


Last Editorial Review: 2/12/2012

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