GENICULAR NERVE BLOCK
If you suffer from severe pain caused by joint pain, please don’t hesitate to Schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists as soon as possible.
What does Genicular mean?
The word “genicular” refers to the arteries and nerves that both feed into the knee joint. This bundle of nerves send and receive pain signals in the knee, and lie at the source of the sometimes unbearable pain felt by patients suffering from osteoarthritis in the knee.
A genicular nerve block can temporarily numb the nerves in the knee, stopping the pain signal and providing relief. If the nerve block proves effective in relieving pain, patients may benefit greatly from a Genicular Nerve Ablation, a similar procedure with more permanent effects.
During the Nerve Block procedure, the Neuro specialist will target the nerves of the knee with anesthesia. This anesthesia will numb the nerves and prevent them from sending the pain signals from the knee up to the brain.