Image-Guided Nerve Blocks

The Honolulu Pain Management Clinic LLC performs this procedure to interrupt nerve signals for pain relief.




Image-Guided Nerve Blocks – A nerve block is any deliberate interruption of signals traveling along a nerve, often for the purpose of pain relief. Local anesthetic nerve block is a short-term block, usually lasting hours or days, involving the injection of an anesthetic, a corticosteroid and other agents onto or near a nerve. [1] Image guide is a procedure used in anesthesia that allows real-time imaging of the positions of the targeted nerve, needle, and surrounding vasculature. This improves the ease of performing the procedure, increases the success rate, and may reduce the risk of complications. It may also reduce the amount of local anesthetics required, while reducing the onset time of blocks. [2]