Peripheral Nerve Block

At Premier Pain & Spine of Chicago, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the most advanced and effective pain management solutions. Peripheral Nerve Blocks are a cornerstone treatment option designed to target and alleviate acute and chronic pain directly at its source. Our team of highly skilled pain management specialists uses this minimally invasive procedure to offer immediate relief and a path toward long-term comfort and recovery.


What is a Peripheral Nerve Block?

A Peripheral Nerve Block is a procedure that involves the injection of a local anesthetic and, sometimes, a steroid medication around a specific nerve or group of nerves. This block effectively interrupts pain signals being sent to the brain, offering relief from various conditions associated with nerve pain. The technique is precise and targeted, ensuring that only the area experiencing pain is affected, which helps in maintaining overall functionality.


Conditions Treated

Peripheral Nerve Blocks at Premier Pain & Spine of Chicago are used to treat a wide range of conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Neuropathic pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Shingles (Post-herpetic neuralgia)
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Acute injuries
  • Surgical pain management



The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis and involves the following steps:

  1. Preparation: The patient is placed in a comfortable position, and the injection site is cleaned and sterilized.
  2. Ultrasound Guidance: Our specialists use ultrasound technology to visualize the nerve or nerve group targeted for the block, ensuring accuracy and safety.
  3. Injection: A local anesthetic is administered to numb the area. Then, the nerve block solution is carefully injected around the nerves being treated.
  4. Monitoring: Patients are monitored for a short period post-procedure to ensure there are no adverse reactions and to assess the initial effectiveness of the block.



  • Immediate Pain Relief: Many patients experience significant pain reduction or total relief immediately after the procedure.
  • Minimally Invasive: The procedure is less invasive than surgery and carries fewer risks.
  • Quick Recovery: Patients can typically resume their normal activities shortly after the procedure.
  • Diagnostic Tool: Helps in diagnosing the specific nerves involved in pain transmission.

Peripheral Nerve Block Pain Treatment in Chicago

Take the first step towards a pain-free life by scheduling your appointment with Premier Pain & Spine today!