Peripheral Nerve Block

Peripheral nerve blocks are a kind of regional anesthesia. The anesthetic is injected near a specific nerve or bundle of nerves to block ambiences of pain from a specific area of the body. Nerve blocks are usually lengthier than local anesthesia. They are most usually used for surgery on the arms and hands, the legs and feet, or the face.

Placing of the needle during a nerve block may result in touching the nerve to be blocked with the tip of the needle. When this occurs, you may experience a sharp sensation like an electrical shock in the portion of the body supplied by the nerve. Serious obstacles of peripheral nerve blocks include nerve injury, catheter infection, bleeding, and LAST. Intraneural injection occurs often with nerve stimulator or ultrasound-guided techniques. It is rarely associated with nerve damage.