Nerve Blocks (cont.)
In this Article
- How are nerve blocks used?
- What are the different types of nerve block injections?
- Other nerve blocks
- What are side effects and risks of the procedure?
Side Effects and Risks of Nerve Blocks
Nerve blocks do have risks and side effects. They include:
- Elevated blood sugars
- Weight gain
- Extra energy
- Soreness at the site of injection
- 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.
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Reviewed by Varnada Karriem-Norwood, MD on February 12, 2012
Last Editorial Review: 2/12/2012
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