Have you been suffering from persistent knee pain that just won’t go away? If so, a genicular nerve block may be the answer you’ve been looking for. Dr. Kopp and the Neuromuscular Spine and Joint Center provide a genicular nerve block that is designed to provide lasting relief of your painful symptoms. Our advanced treatment method targets specific nerves around the knee joint. This procedure can significantly reduce pain for prolonged periods of time with minimal impact on other areas of your body.
A genicular nerve block is an injection of anesthetic into the area around your knee to reduce pain. Let’s take a closer look at what it involves and how it can help relieve your pain.
What is a Genicular Nerve Block?
A genicular nerve block is an injection of local anesthetic into the area around your knee to reduce pain. The injection targets the three nerves that travel through the area—the superior medial, inferior medial, and lateral genicular nerves. When these nerves are blocked, they can no longer send signals to your brain, increasing the pain relief level you experience.
Benefits of a Genicular Nerve Block
A genicular nerve block has several benefits, including reducing or eliminating chronic knee pain and providing long-term relief from swelling and inflammation in the joint. This can help improve mobility and range of motion in your knee and make it easier to perform everyday activities such as walking or climbing stairs without discomfort. In addition, some studies have shown that these injections may also help reduce opioid usage for those who suffer from chronic knee pain by providing more effective and longer-lasting relief than prescription medications alone.
Risks of a Genicular Nerve Block
Risks/complications of a genicular nerve block are very rare, but may include: infection, bleeding or bruising at the injection site, tissue damage, allergic reactions, or temporary numbness or tingling in the leg or foot. It’s important to speak with your doctor about any potential risks before undergoing this type of procedure so you can make an informed decision about whether it’s right for you.
Genicular nerve blocks have become increasingly popular as a way to treat chronic knee pain because they provide long-term relief from swelling and inflammation without relying on opioids for treatment. If you’re suffering from chronic knee pain that doesn’t seem to be getting any better despite other treatments, then speaking with your doctor about whether this might be right for you could be worth considering.
You may be able to get back in action quickly and enjoy a full range of motion once again! With our cutting-edge medical techniques combined with specialized equipment, we’ll make sure you experience the highest standard of care while getting life-changing results.
Contact us now and schedule an appointment today so we can start working towards relieving your knee pain!