Regional Anesthesia

The Honolulu Pain Management Clinic LLC can use a regional anesthesia to anesthetize a larger part of the body such as a leg or arm.




Regional Anesthesia – When pain is blocked from a part of the body using local anesthetics, it is generally referred to as regional anesthesia. Regional anesthesia is aimed at anesthetizing a larger part of the body such as a leg or arm. There are many types of regional anesthesia either by injecting into the tissue itself, a vein that feeds the area or around a nerve trunk that supplies sensation to the area. The latter are called nerve blocks and are divided into peripheral or central nerve blocks. Types of regional anesthesia include Infiltrative anesthesia, Peripheral nerve block, Intravenous regional anesthesia, Central nerve blockade, Topical anesthesia, Tumescent anesthesia, and Systemic local anesthetics. When regional anesthesia is used on specific nerve pathways loss of pain sensation can be achieved. [1]