The Spine Center of Southeast Georgia specializes in the treatment of spinal disorders and pain with a multi-disciplinary approach. We offer a variety of pain relief injections and nerve blocks for men and women in Brunswick and Kingsland, Georgia.
What Are Spinal Nerve Blocks?
A nerve block is a procedure that helps manage pain by injecting medication to block specific nerves from transmitting pain signals. Spinal nerve blocks are used to create a total loss of feeling in an area for surgery or for specific nerve control for pain relief. This procedure usually involves injecting local anesthetic plus a steroid directly into an affected nerve to potentially avoid surgery and help patients engage in physical therapy.
Nerve blocks in Brunswick are generally performed with the use of a fluoroscope, a low-powered x-ray that helps guide the physician in real time while administering the block to bony structures.
A nerve block may offer immediate relief or it may require a series of treatments. These injections can be combined with other forms of treatment to improve your chances of successful pain relief.
What Types of Spinal Injections and Nerve Blocks Do You Offer?
The Spine Center of Southeast Georgia offers a comprehensive range of spinal nerve blocks and injections to treat severe or chronic pain of the back, neck, and extremities.
- Sacroiliac Joint Injections
- Injections of steroids and local anesthetics to the sacroiliac joint an offer pain relief and treat sciatica and lower back pain associated with dysfunction of the sacroiliac joint.
- Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injections
- An ultrasound-guided joint injection can be used to relieve pain from a number of conditions and treat a variety of joints in the spine, hip, and knee.
- Transforaminal Injections
- A transforaminal injection offers pain relief for pain from a herniated disc, sciatica, lower back pain, or other back conditions.
- Intra-articular Injections
- This type of injection is used to treat joint disorders by delivering steroid medication or other drugs like Botox® or hyaluronic acid directly into the joint space.
- Cervical Steroid Injections
- This type of epidural steroid injections is designed to relieve neck pain.
- Lumbar Steroid Injections
- Steroid injections to the lumbar region of the spine can help relieve pain from sciatica and lower back pain.
- Caudal Steroid Injections
- These steroid injections are injected into the lowest part of the epidural space to relieve pain from a herniated disc, bone spur, sciatica, and other conditions.
- Thoracic Steroid Injections
- Steroid injections delivered to the thoracic section of the spine can be used for pain relief in the abdomen, ribs, and upper back.
- Facet Joint Block
- Facet joint blocks can be delivered to the lumbar, thoracic, or cervical facet joints to determine if a facet joint is the cause of pain and deliver pain relief.
- Trigger Point Injections
- Trigger point injections relieve back pain by targeting trigger points, tiny fascia tissue, or muscle knots.
- Epidural Steroid Injections
- Epidural steroid injections relieve pain by targeting nerve roots as they exit the spine.
- Intercostal Nerve Block
- This nerve block helps relieve chest pain caused by an incision or shingles infection by targeting the intercostal nerves under the ribs.
- Sympathetic Nerve Block
- This type of nerve block targets the sympathetic nerve system to diagnose and treat sympathetic nerve pain.
- Ganglion Impar Block
- A ganglion impar block is used to treat rectal and pelvic pain by targeting the ganglion impar nerve bundle that sits above the sacrum, the lowest section of the spine.
- Medial Branch Block
- A medial branch block targets the medial branch nerves supplying facet joints of the spine to confirm a facet joint disease diagnosis and relieve pain.
- Stellate Ganglion Block
- This nerve block targets the stellate ganglion, a nerve bundle that carries sympathetic nerve signals, to relieve pain from the upper chest, upper arms, neck, and head.
- Superior Hypogastric Plexus Block
- This nerve block treats pain of the pelvic area and tailbone by targeting the nerves of the superior hypogastric plexus.
- Occipital Nerve Block
- This steroid nerve block targets the occipital nerves above the neck at the back of the head to treat chronic headaches.
- Celiac Plexus Block
- This type of nerve block treats abdominal pain by targeting the celiac plexus, a nerve bundle surrounding the aorta.
If you are struggling with severe or chronic pain of the back, neck, head, abdomen, or extremities, you may benefit from nerve blocks or injections. Contact the Spine Center of Southeast Georgia to schedule a consultation and learn more. We welcome patients in Kingsland, Brunswick, and surrounding Georgia communities.