The paravertebral blockade is carried out in order to relieve or reduce the intensity of pain syndrome in the spine.
Constant acute or aching pain seriously affects the quality of life, interferes with sleep, work and any activity. The pain causes the muscle of the body to contract, increases the amount of white blood cells and the viscosity of the blood. The longer it lasts, the more negative effects it has on the body.
Blockades are one of the most effective and popular methods of treatment.
Certain mixtures of medications are injected into the affected area (near the spine, the nerve endings), which allows you to temporarily “block” pain, reduce swelling and inflammation. When injected intramuscularly, the amount of the medication that reaches the pain point is significantly less than when medication is injected locally through a blockade. That is why the effect of the blockade is larger. Due to local administration, the drug has a longer duration of action, as the drug is concentrated and stays longer than in the general blood flow.
During the paravertebral blockade medications practically do not enter the systemic bloodstream, which reduces the risk of side effects.
However, not every back pain requires the blockade. In SILK Medical, this manipulation is carried out by an orthopedic traumatologist, but only according to the doctor’s referral and indications.
The main indications for treatment:
- chronic pain syndromes
- pain related to swelling and inflammation of the nerve root
The main contraindication to the blockade is the individual intolerance of medication in the mixture.
For more details and an appointment for a paravertebral blockade procedure call the phone or use the feedback form. Our specialists will call you back and help you to select a convenient time for a visit.