Chronic pain can be debilitating, affecting various aspects of daily life. At our facility, we specialize in offering a range of nerve block treatments tailored to address different types of chronic pain, targeting specific nerves responsible for the sensation of pain. Below, we delve into the intricacies of nerve blocks and their applications in pain management.

Understanding Nerve Blocks

Nerve blocks involve the administration of a nerve-numbing medication directly into targeted nerves or nerve clusters, interrupting the transmission of pain signals to the brain. By effectively blocking pain sensation, nerve blocks offer significant relief to individuals suffering from chronic pain conditions.

How Are Nerve Blocks Used?

Nerve blocks are employed to manage chronic pain stemming from various sources, including injuries, surgical procedures, neuropathic conditions, and more. The procedure entails the precise injection of medication into the affected area, disrupting the nerve signals responsible for transmitting pain sensations.

Types of Nerve Blocks

  • Pudendal Nerve Block: This targeted approach addresses chronic pain associated with the pudendal nerve, which innervates the pelvic region. Pudendal nerve blocks are instrumental in managing conditions like pelvic pain syndromes.
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks: Peripheral nerves located outside the brain and spinal cord can be targeted with peripheral nerve blocks. These blocks are effective for localized pain management in regions such as the arms, legs, and abdomen.
  • Suprascapular Nerve Block: Targeting the suprascapular nerve, this block is particularly beneficial for individuals experiencing chronic shoulder pain, including conditions like frozen shoulder and rotator cuff injuries.
  • Ganglion Impar Block: The ganglion impar, located near the coccyx, plays a crucial role in transmitting pain signals from pelvic organs and structures. Ganglion impar blocks offer relief for conditions such as coccydynia and pelvic pain.
  • Plexus Blocks: Plexus blocks involve targeting nerve clusters or plexuses responsible for innervating specific body regions. Common plexus blocks include brachial plexus blocks for arm pain and lumbar plexus blocks for lower back pain.

Other Types of Nerve Blocks

In addition to the aforementioned nerve blocks, various other types are available to address diverse chronic pain conditions. These may include specialized blocks targeting specific nerves or neural pathways implicated in conditions such as neuropathic pain and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).


Nerve blocks represent a valuable component of comprehensive pain management strategies, offering targeted relief for individuals grappling with chronic pain. At our facility, our experienced healthcare professionals specialize in administering nerve blocks with precision and care, striving to improve patients’ quality of life and restore functionality. If you’re seeking effective relief from chronic pain, explore the possibilities of nerve block therapy with us.

Take the first step towards reclaiming a pain-free life. To learn more, please contact us by phone or schedule an appointment online. We have several convenient locations throughout Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL, Venice FL, Englewood FL, Port Charlotte FL, Dunedin FL, and St. Petersburg, FL to better serve you.