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Thoracic Sympathetic Blocks

Bedminister & Newton, NJ

 

At the New Jersey Spine Institute, all of our procedures are performed by a team of two Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeons to maximize relief and minimize your recovery time.

 

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Thoracic Sympathetic Blocks

Sympathetic Nerve Blocks are an effective non-surgical treatment for those experiencing chronic pain conditions. In the spine, a grouping of nerves exists whose function is to carry pain signals from the sympathetic nervous system to the brain. It is believed that in many chronic pain conditions these nerves are overactive and responsible for the constant sending of pain impulses to the brain.

Sympathetic Nerve Blocks are used to reduce the excess transmission of pain signals from this nerve group to the brain. This injection is a needle-based procedure and requires no incision.
During this procedure, a needle is placed through the skin.

Next, a mixture of anesthetic, saline, and anti-inflammatory medicine is injected around the area of the sympathetic nerves. This mixture helps reduce the inflammation of the spinal nerves that are causing the pain.

This procedure is performed as an outpatient procedure under light sedation or a local anesthetic by the New Jersey Spine Institute’s team of Board Certified Pain Management Physicians. This non-surgical approach uses fluoroscopic guidance to ensure accuracy.

At the New Jersey Spine Institute, all of our procedures are performed by a team of two Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeons to maximize relief and minimize your recovery time.

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