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Interscalene Brachial Plexus Block Treatment

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The interscalene brachial plexus block takes place prior to your surgery or procedure to numb your shoulder and upper arm.  You will wear a gown for your procedure and lay on your back on a surgical table.  Your head will be turned away from the side that will receive the nerve block, as this helps identify neck muscles and other anatomical landmarks.  Your doctor may feel your neck muscles to find a landmark called the interscalene groove.  The interscalene groove is the site where the injection is given. 

The area is sterilized and draped.  A local anesthetic is delivered to the injection site.  The brachial plexus nerves are located using ultrasound or electrical nerve stimulation.  The area below the shoulder will twitch when the correct nerve is stimulated.  Once identified, the injection needle is carefully directed to the brachial plexus.  The anesthetic medication is delivered  and the needle is removed.

The interscalene brachial plexus block will numb the upper arm and shoulder for several hours to allow surgery or a medical procedure to take place without you feeling any pain.  Following your surgery, your arm may be placed in a sling to protect it until your sense of feeling returns.  Your doctor will prescribe pain medication for you to use after the block has worn off.

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