Canyon Ridge Pain Specialists can help to relieve your limb pain and CRPS symptoms. Our trained physicians specialize in a wide range of interventional pain management options that may help to relieve your pain and numbness.

Procedures offered for treatment:

  • Interscalene Nerve Block with 72 hour Catheter
  • Pop-fosa Nerve Block with 72 hour Catheter

Contact us to learn more about your treatment options.

Interscalene Nerve Block

The interscalene nerve block is performed by injecting a local anesthetic to the nerves of the brachial plexus as it passes through the groove between the anterior and middle scalene muscles, at the level of the cricoid cartilage. The patient will be lying down on their back with head facing opposite of effected side. The physician will then inject the local anesthetic. Following injection, the physician will then place a catheter around the nerves of the brachial plexus using ultrasonic guidance. Once the catheter is placed, the physician will then inject more local anesthetic through the catheter to asses placement. When placement is complete, a gauze will placed over the injection site and catheter along with a bandage over the gauze. The patient will then be provided our unique pump system attached to their catheter. This catheter and pump system will stay in place for 72 hours, continually pumping the local anesthetic. After 72 hours the catheter will be removed by a nurse if requested.

This block is particularly useful in treating CRPS as well as providing anesthesia and postoperative analgesia for surgery to the clavicle, shoulder, and arm.

Interscalene Nerve Block Procedure

Pop-fosa nerve block

The pop-fosa nerve block is achieved by injecting local into the popliteal fossa where the common peroneal and tibial nerves lie. The patient will lie on stomach with their feet off the edge of the bed. The physician will prepare the area using a sterile technique. The needle is inserted perpendicular to the skin over the effected area using ultrasonic guidance. The physician will then injection a local anesthetic. Following injection, the physician will then place a catheter into the popliteal fossa using ultrasonic guidance. The physician will then inject a local anesthetic to assume correct placement of the catheter. Once placement is complete, the physician will then apply a gauze and bandage over injection site and catheter. The patient will then be provided our unique pump system attached to the catheter. Our pump system will provided continuous injection of a local anesthetic. The catheter and pump system will stay in place for 72 hours. After the 72 hours, the catheter and pump system will be removed.

Pop-fosa nerve block Procedure