Sympathetic Nerve Block

The sympathetic nervous system is a specialized part of the nervous system that controls what is often referred to as the fight or flight response. Certain pain conditions can be mediated by the sympathetic nervous system. A sympathetic nerve block involves injecting numbing medicine around the sympathetic nerves to diagnose or treat the pain.

How It Helps

A sympathetic nerve block can be used to treat a variety of conditions related to the sympathetic nervous system including complex regional pain syndrome or reflex sympathetic dystrophy as well as peripheral vascular disease.

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