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Nerve blocks and trigger point therapy

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Anaesthetic Treatment for Nerves

Sometimes, a nerve mistakenly sends a pain signal to the brain. In such instances, the nerve signal can be blocked by injecting a liquid anaesthetic locally. A Nerve Block is a procedure in which an anaesthetic agent is injected near a nerve to block pain. Its purpose is to minimize the pain signals to your brain and provide relief. This treatment is covered by OHIP and requires a referral from a family doctor. It’s important to point out that we do not use cortisone, but rather high-quality anaesthetics. Nerve block treatments can be used to treat the following conditions:

  • migraines;
  • backaches;
  • neck, shoulder, or hip pain;
  • pain in the sacroiliac joint or sciatic nerve;
  • face and jaw pain;
  • complex regional pain syndrome;
  • fibromyalgia;
  • shingles;
  • and more.

Anaesthetic Treatment for Muscle Knots

Trigger points are knots of a muscle that are formed as a result of poor posture, stress, repetitive motion, accident, etc. These muscles are continually contracting as the result of pain. The pain caused by a trigger point is sent to a different part of the body from where the trigger is located. Therefore, the trigger point must be identified and the problem found and treated at the source. Trigger point therapy involves injecting an anaesthetic agent at the trigger point to block pain. Its purpose is to minimize the pain signals to your brain and provide relief. This treatment is covered by OHIP and requires a referral from a family doctor. Trigger point therapy can be used to treat many kinds of muscle pain including fibromyalgia.


Ultrasound-Guided Interventional Procedures. Myofascial Trigger Points With Structured Literature Review. – read full article
Dinesh Kumbhare, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Dhanveer Singh, BSc, Alasdair Rathbone H., BKin, Madison Gunn, BSc, Liza Grosman-Rimon, Ph.D., Brian Vadasz, MSc, Hance Clarke, MD, Ph.D., and Philip W.H. Peng, MBBS, FRCPC, Founder (Pain Medicine): 2017

 

Disclaimer: As with any medical treatment, results will vary among individuals, and there is no implication that you will heal or receive the same outcome as patients herein. The information in this website is offered for educational purposed only and does not imply or give medical advice. The photos used may be models and not patients.

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