The intercostal nerves are made up of the nerves underneath the ribs and through the thoracic spine (middle part of the spine). When these nerves are inflamed or irritated, they can cause pain in the chest and back area. An Intercostal nerve block can help alleviate this pain by blocking pain signals.
Intercostal nerve blocks are used to treat a variety of conditions that can cause chest and upper back pain, including:
- Herpes zoster (shingles)
- Chest or upper abdominal surgeries
- Rib fractures
- Metastatic cancer
- Scar tissue formed after surgery
Schedule a Consultation for Intercostal Nerve Pain Management
If you have been struggling with chronic chest or upper back pain from a recent surgery or shingles infection, you may be a candidate for intercostal nerve block treatment in Austin. Call our Austin pain doctors today to schedule a free consultation at (512) 981-7246 or click the button below.