Diagnostic Nerve Blocks

A minimally invasive procedure used as a diagnostic test to determine the source of your pain. A small amount of local anesthetic is injected onto target nerves, and the patient is assessed for any change in pain symptoms. Radiofrequency ablation may then used to provide longer lasting pain relief after a diagnostic nerve block.

*The PainSmith team has reviewed this information. It is intended for informational purposes only, not to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. Please discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.

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