Tests and treatments
What is it?
This technique makes it so that a certain part of your body will not feel pain.
By injecting anaesthetic in around the nervee bundles that are responsible for sensation for a certain part of the body, the nerve bundles are temporarily deactivated. Since no more pain signals are sent to the brain, you will not experience any pain. The mobility of that body part is also usually reduced. The term ‘nerve block’ is commonly used for this procedure.
The most frequently applied nerve blocks in our hospital are:
- the lumbar puncture or epidural
- nerve block of the lower leg and the foot
- nerve block of the shoulder and the arm
Centres and specialist areas
Latest publication date: 05/02/2021
Supervising author: Dr Vanoverschelde Henk