What is an intercostal nerve block?
An intercostal nerve block is an injection of local anesthetic (with or without steroid) in the area between the ribs. By numbing the nerves that are located between the ribs, the painful sensation being treated will be blocked.
Why is an Intercostal Nerve Block performed?
A block of the facet joint involves injecting a small amount of anesthetic near the nerves that provide sensation to the facet joint. The facet joints are small joints between each spine level that may cause pain in the neck, mid back, or low back.
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