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An Encinitas, CA, doctor addresses common concerns about nerve block injections

An Encinitas, CA Area, Doctor Addresses Common Concerns About Nerve Block Injections

Patients who suffer from severe and constant pain are often always looking for a treatment that will stop the pain and let them get back to living their life. There are many types of pain management, including medication, physical therapy, surgery, and steroid and nerve block injections. However, knowing where to start can be overwhelming, and patients often have many questions. Dr. Peter Lloyd of Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center in Encinitas, CA, helps his patients understand their options. For those interested in nerve block injection treatments, he addresses some common questions and concerns.

  • Don’t be afraid of the needle. Many patients freeze at the thought of injections because they imagine it will be painful. While it does require a needle, the treatment is quick and typically very well tolerated. Further, Dr. Lloyd uses topical anesthesia to minimize immediate discomfort and ultrasound technology to ensure accurate placement.
  • You may be sore following the procedure. While the injection is performed after numbing the area, the anesthesia is likely to wear off before the steroid begins to work. Patients should begin to notice relief from their pain between three and ten days following the injection. It is important to note how your body feels in the days following the injection, as this will help your doctor with future treatments.
  • Your body’s response will be unique. Some patients will find that a single nerve block provides fast relief. Other patients will need several injections before they notice improvement as the pain could be coming from different joints or nerves. Further, some patients will find the best results when their nerve block treatments are combined with other treatments, such as physical therapy or exercise. Your medical history, response to the injections, and personal preference will determine the exact treatment plan.
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If you are living with pain, know that you don’t have to. Dr. Lloyd and the entire team at Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center are committed to helping you find relief from the pain so you can get back to enjoying your daily activities and time with your friends and family again. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center today at 760-509-2429.

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Dr. Peter Lloyd

Dr. Peter Lloyd

Dr. Peter Lloyd is a board-certified rheumatologist with exceptional expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and other rheumatologic diseases. He earned his medical degree at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Chicago. He completed his rheumatology fellowship training at the prestigious David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. At his facility Seaside Rheumatology, he treats his patients using the latest technology and medical developments. Due to his impeccable academic records, modern approach to treatments and compassionate patient care, he is valued as one of the best rheumatologists in the Rheumatology field.

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