Dr. Kaliq Chang offers information on how pinched nerves are diagnosed...
A medial branch nerve block refers to the use of a local anesthetic medication (injected to the suspected pain-generating site) to numb the medial branch nerves. A medial branch nerve block temporarily stops the transmission of pain signals from the facet joints to the brain.
Having a medial branch nerve block with a local anesthetic may help determine if long-term pain relief can be achieved with a more permanent way of blocking these nerves using a procedures like a radiofrequency nerve ablation.
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