Paravertebral Block

Paravertebral block (PVB) is a neurological therapy for managing pain in the chest and abdominal regions. PVB is a local anesthetic technique that involves injecting an anesthetic medication into the paravertebral region, which is the space around the spinal nerves. PVB is considered a safe and effective pain management technique for various surgical procedures, including breast surgery, thoracic surgery, and abdominal surgery. It provides better pain relief than traditional pain management techniques, such as opioids, and reduces the need for post-operative pain medication. The procedure is performed with the guidance of imaging techniques, such as ultrasound or fluoroscopy, which help the healthcare provider to visualize the injection site and ensure accuracy. PVB is performed on an outpatient basis and does not require general anesthesia. PVB may also be used to treat chronic pain conditions, such as chronic back pain, shingles, and post-herpetic neuralgia. The benefits of PVB for treating chronic pain include reduced need for opioid medication, improved quality of life, and reduced healthcare costs. In conclusion, Paravertebral block is a promising neurological therapy that can help manage pain in the chest and abdominal regions. It is a safe and effective alternative to traditional pain management techniques, and it has numerous benefits for both surgical and chronic pain conditions. If you are experiencing pain in these areas, speak to your healthcare provider to see if PVB is right for you.


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