Genicular Nerve Block

Knee Pain Relief

A genicular nerve block is a medical treatment used to help reduce pain and inflammation in the knee caused by certain conditions, such as arthritis or injury. This treatment involves injecting a special medication called a local anesthetic into a group of nerves located in the knee called the genicular nerves.

The Procedure

To perform the injection, a doctor will first numb the area with a local anesthetic. They will then insert a small needle through your skin and guide it to the genicular nerves using X-ray guidance.

Once the needle is in place, the local anesthetic is injected. The medication works by blocking the nerves in the genicular nerves from sending pain signals to your brain.

The injection typically only takes a few minutes to complete and you can usually go home the same day. You may need to rest for a short period of time after the injection and avoid strenuous activity for a few days.

It’s important to note that this treatment should only be done under the guidance of a medical professional and after careful consideration of your individual health needs.