Multiple views of the needle placement under fluoroscopy are obtained. After confirmation with contrast dye, a local anesthetic is applied through the needle. Following the procedure, the patient is taken to the recovery room and observed briefly. They are then discharged home the same day.
For upper extremity blocks a very small needle is advanced to the area on the neck, where the sympathetic nerves are located. Confirmation is obtained with fluoroscopy and contrast dye. A local anesthetic solution is injected through the needle to the target area. The patient is taken to the recovery room for a short course of observation and discharged home the same day.
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