If you have a chronic pain issue or suffer from frequent headaches, you might benefit from nerve blocks. At Regenerative Institute of Newport Beach, you can meet with physical medicine and pain specialist Khyber Zaffarkhan, DO, FAAPMR. He has extensive training in diagnosing pain issues and providing relief through modern nerve block treatments. Find out if these state-of-the-art treatments are right for you by scheduling an evaluation at this Newport Beach, California practice.
When you have an injury or chronic pain-causing condition, your nerves communicate with your brain on a continuous basis. Although pain is an essential indicator that bone or tissue might be damaged or injured, you don’t have to learn to live with lingering pain on a regular basis.
Nerve blocks work by stopping some of the neurotransmitter signals that go to and from your brain. The treatment makes the nerves inactive; some doctors describe the block as putting the nerve to sleep.
Your sympathetic nervous system is responsible for controlling involuntary bodily functions, such as circulating blood.
Dr. Z and the team at Regenerative Institute of Newport Beach offer sympathetic nerve blocks for widespread chronic pain. These nerve blocks can improve issues such as:
The team also offers occipital nerve blocks. Your occipital nerves run up through your neck and into your scalp. When they become inflamed, you may experience frequent headaches and migraines that an occipital nerve block can resolve.
The entire nerve block treatment is virtually painless. Dr. Z ensures that your injection site is thoroughly numbed with a local anesthetic before starting your treatment. Usually, patients get relief from chronic pain and headaches almost immediately after having a nerve block.
No, but for many men and women, they’re long-lasting. Each patient responds differently to nerve blocks, so it’s difficult to determine how well a nerve block is going to work for you.
Most patients experience at least a few weeks of pain or headache relief, but some patients can get several months of relief from a single treatment.
Because nerve blocks are minimally invasive and safe, you can have the treatment repeated once the effects wear off. Dr. Z can let you know when it’s time to consider having a follow-up nerve block treatment.
Schedule an evaluation to see if you’re a candidate for a nerve block by calling Regenerative Institute of Newport Beach