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What is a nerve block? It is a way to reduce/totally prevent the pain sensation that patients experience from certain surgeries. The anesthesiologist can use their knowledge of anatomy to locate the nerves going to the part of the body being operated on.
Which cases are nerve blocks good for? Nerve blocks are most commonly used for orthopedic surgeries where the nerves going to that area can be isolated. We have also started doing regional blocks for belly and hernia surgeries as well. Your anesthesia provider can explain more.