What is Sympathetic nerve blocks?

Category: Procedures

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Generic name: Nerve Block

A nerve block relieves pain by interrupting how pain signals are sent to your brain. It is done by injecting a substance, such as alcohol or phenol, into or around a nerve or into the spine.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 6 0
Complex regional pain syndrome type I 4 2
Chest pain 1 0
Chronic pericarditis 1 0
Complex regional pain syndrome type II 1 2
Stiffness/spasticity 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Sympathetic nerve blocks

Side effect Patients
Hypersensitive skin 1
Injection site pain 1
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 1
Numbness in left leg 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 0
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