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Genicular Nerve Blocks

Genicular nerve blocks are proven to effectively relieve pain in patients with chronic knee osteoarthritis. By interrupting pain signals from the knee joint, these blocks provide significant relief from discomfort and improve overall quality of life.

This minimally invasive procedure involves the injection of a local anesthetic and steroid into the genicular nerves, which are responsible for transmitting pain signals from the knee to the brain. The steroid helps to reduce inflammation in the joint, providing additional pain relief.

At The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists in Atlanta, GA, we offer this innovative treatment option for those living with knee pain. Our experienced team of professionals is dedicated to providing personalized and compassionate care, prioritizing long-term improvement in overall well-being. We strive to alleviate your pain and restore your quality of life through tailored treatment plans.

Don't let chronic knee pain control your life. Schedule an appointment with The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists in Atlanta, GA today and discover the potential benefits of genicular nerve blocks for managing your pain and improving your quality of life.

Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Chronic Knee Pain in Atlanta, GA

Genicular Nerve Blocks For Chronic Knee Pain

The genicular nerve block is a safe and effective medical procedure that targets the genicular nerves responsible for transmitting pain signals from the knee. This innovative treatment option has shown promising results in managing chronic knee pain caused by conditions such as osteoarthritis.

Common symptoms of chronic knee pain may include:

  • Pain and tenderness in the knee joint
  • Swelling or inflammation around the knee
  • Difficulty walking or bearing weight on the affected knee
  • Stiffness and limited range of motion in the knee

At The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists, we understand the impact that chronic knee pain can have on one's quality of life. That's why we offer genicular nerve blocks as a minimally invasive option for managing this type of pain. This procedure involves:

  • Cleansing and sanitizing the skin around the affected knee
  • Numbing of the injection sites
  • Using a fluoroscope to guide the needle to the targeted nerves
  • Injecting anesthetic to numb the nerve, potentially repeated at two more locations for a total of three genicular nerves being numbed.

After the procedure, the injection sites are bandaged. The patient is allowed to go home. patients are able to walk normally and should feel immediate pain relief. This procedure can also help determine if a patient is a candidate for nerve ablation, which can provide long-term pain relief.

If you are suffering from chronic knee pain, don't let it limit your life any longer. Schedule a consultation with our experienced team at The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists to discuss your options and take the first step towards effective pain management and improved quality of life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a good candidate for genicular nerve blocks?

Genicular nerve blocks are typically recommended for individuals with chronic knee pain that has not responded to other treatments, such as physical therapy or medication. Your doctor will evaluate your condition and medical history to determine if you are a suitable candidate for this procedure.

Is there any downtime after a genicular nerve block procedure?

The procedure is minimally invasive and does not require any significant downtime. However, we recommend avoiding strenuous activities for the first 24 hours after the procedure. Our team will provide you with specific aftercare instructions to ensure a successful recovery.

Do you accept insurance for genicular nerve block injections?

Yes! The Physicians believe that leading-edge care for chronic pain should be accessible to everyone who needs it, and we’re proud to accept insurance from providers across the Atlanta area.   Visit our Insurance page to see our list of accepted providers.

How can I find the best specialist for genicular nerve block injections for knee pain relief?

To find the best specialist for genicular nerve block injections for knee pain, you can consult with our team at The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists. We are ready to provide you with the necessary information and guide you through the process. Schedule your appointment today using our convenient online tool.