Peripheral Nerve Block

Frequently Asked Questions on Peripheral Nerve Block

A trigeminal nerve block is used in the diagnosis and treatment of neuralgia. There are a couple different kinds of neuralgia that the block seems to be successful with. It may be successful with trigeminal neuralgia as well as post herpetic neuralgia. This is accomplished by providing the patient with anesthesia to one side of the face. It is used for diagnostic testing as well as treatment of recalcitrant herpes zoster.

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