As a weight-bearing joint in the body, the knee goes through a lot of wear and tear. Injuries, diseases, and the effects of aging can cause significant pain. Chronic knee pain can impact an individual’s daily activities. Patients with arthritis may even experience pain while resting. As the condition progresses, the pain can become unbearable.
The word “genicular” refers to the various nerves and arteries that feed into the knee. For patients with osteoarthritis, the pain signals from these nerves can be excruciating.
A genicular nerve block is a non-surgical pain management solution that temporarily blocks the nerve signals to the knee providing pain relief. This procedure uses anesthesia to target the superior medial, superior lateral, and interior medial nerves. The nerves are numbed to prevent them from sending pain signals to the brain.
A genicular nerve block helps diagnose the source of your pain. Patients who experience effective pain relief with a genicular nerve block may be candidates for a genicular nerve ablation, which cauterizes the nerves in the knee and provides long-lasting knee pain relief.
Stop living with pain! If you have knee pain, schedule a consultation with our board certified physiatrist for diagnosis and treatment. A genicular nerve block targets the nerves in the knee to reduce pain and improve functionality and mobility.
At Advanced Sports & Spine in Charlotte, we provide a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to pain management solutions. Our non-surgical, non-opioid treatment options help heal injuries, provide pain relief, and improve your mobility and quality of life.
Advanced Sports & Spine offers affordable pain management in Charlotte. Our pain treatments help patients find relief from their heads to their feet.
Our private medical practice offers cutting-edge techniques and state-of-the-art equipment allowing us to perform most treatments in the office. As a result, treatments are more affordable than procedures performed in hospitals, outpatient medical centers, or hospital-owned medical practices that add in facility fees.
Our patients’ health comes first! Personalized patient care sets our practice apart. We utilize a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to pain management offering patients non-surgical, non-opioid pain management solutions.
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