» Nerve blocks with ultrasound
Nerve blocks with ultrasound is a treatment method that uses ultrasound to guide the needle to the nerve site. This method can be used for local anesthesia or regional anesthesia.
How nerve blocks work with ultrasound
In this method, an ultrasound device is used to create an image of the desired nerve. Then, a needle is inserted into the nerve using ultrasound image guidance. Local anesthesia is injected into the nerve through a needle.
|Dr. Alireza Baghai
|Specialist in pain control
|From 17 to 21
Advantages of nerve blocks with ultrasound
Ultrasound nerve blocks have several advantages over traditional nerve block methods, including:
- More accurate: Ultrasound can pinpoint the location of the nerve, which reduces the risk of nerve damage.
- Safer: Nerve blocks with ultrasound reduce the risk of side effects.
- Being more comfortable for the patient: the patient is awake and alert during the procedure and can feel the anesthetic taking effect.
Use cases of nerve blocks with ultrasound
Ultrasound-guided nerve blocks are used for a wide range of medical conditions, including:
- Surgery: Used to numb the area to be operated on.
- Chronic pain: It is used to relieve chronic pain in a specific area.
- Sports Injuries: Used to reduce pain and inflammation caused by sports injuries.
Ultrasound nerve blocks are a safe and effective treatment method that can be used for a wide range of medical conditions. This method is more accurate, safe and comfortable than the traditional methods of nerve blocks.