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Nerve Blocks

Nerve blocks for patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Encinitas, CA practice offers nerve blocks for patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Patients who are diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis may find that their condition keeps them from participating in the things they enjoy—even playing with kids or spending a day at the park without pain. By calling Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center, patients in Encinitas, CA can ask about a wide range of solutions for their unique needs. In many cases, patients enjoy treatments such as nerve blocks.

What are nerve blocks?

Nerve blocks are a special injection used to stop pain signals from traveling to the brain, while also reducing inflammation. Nerve blocks are typically corticosteroids, sometimes mixed with lidocaine as an anesthetic that is injected into a specific area of the body. Once the doctor can pinpoint the source of pain, the injection can be performed as a temporary block for pain signals.

Where can nerve blocks be used?

Nerve blocks are typically used for patients who have back pain. Back pain from arthritis can travel to the arms and legs and can be debilitating for some patients. With nerve block injections, many patients can see pain relief almost immediately, while patients with more severe, longstanding pain may require several injections over time to achieve results.

What are the benefits of nerve blocks?

Nerve blocks have advantages that make them highly desirable for patients dealing with back, arm, and leg pain due to their arthritis. Nerve blocks are:

  • Fast
  • Effective
  • Affordable
  • Reliable
  • Minimally invasive

Am I a candidate for nerve block injections?

The best way to learn more about this solution is to connect with our staff during a consultation visit. The initial evaluation will help Dr. Peter Lloyd decide if nerve block injections are right for you!

Are you considering nerve block injections for your condition?

Take the time to speak with Dr. Peter Lloyd and his team at Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center in Encinitas, CA to discuss your needs. From nerve block injections to medications, our team can assist in helping you feel better and maintain your quality of life for many years to come! Don’t let rheumatoid arthritis slow you down—contact Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center at 760-509-2429 today!

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.

Read What Our Patients are Saying

I have been seeing Dr. Lloyd for about a year now. He has a kind demeanor and great sense of humor. Even on my bad days, it’s a pleasure going to appointments. His knowledge of the human condition is vast and impressive. He knows how to effectively ease discomfort with an ability to make you feel comfortable in moments of vulnerability. In his care, my pain and suffering is significantly diminished. I am grateful and appreciative of him and the help he has given me since the day I walked into his practice. I highly recommend Dr. Lloyd as a professional and as a doctor of Rheumatology. Shawnie D. BY Shawnie D.
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