Nerve Blocks

Every year, thousands of clients, (many of them uninsured, underinsured, or self insured), turn to the North American Surgery Inc group, to have their surgeries expedited quickly, at significant savings, close to home. No longer is there any need to travel great distances for uninsured medical procedures, such as nerve blocks. If you need a nerve block procedure, but you are uninsured, North American Surgery can help you.

What can be done to control my pain?

If you are suffering from pain and the source of this pain has been carefully diagnosed by the appropriate doctor, and there is no other treatment available for you, a nerve block may be able to free you from pain. Nerve blocks can help those who suffer from:

  • Neck and back pain (especially from herniated discs)
  • Shoulder pain
  • Face pain
  • Jaw pain
  • Arm, hand, elbow and wrist pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Shingles pain

Nerve blocks may also be useful to control pain if the source of the pain is known to be temporary or while you are waiting for other forms of treatment.

How do nerve blocks work?

Nerve blocks literally block or disrupt the pain signal that is sent from your brain to your body. Some forms of nerve blocks use local anesthetic to achieve this. This is similar to the same way that “freezing” in your dentist’s office helps numb your mouth so you do not feel the pain of the drill.

In addition to local anesthetic, nerve blocks also use other drugs and methods including cortiscosteroids, opiods, alcohol, cryoanalgesia (freezing) and radiofrequency (heat).

What are the risks of a nerve block?

The risks will very with the type of nerve block performed but may include soreness at the site of injection, elevated blood sugars, rash, itching, weight gain, bleeding, infection or allergic reaction. The more serious of these side effects are rare.

Patients who are on anti-coagulant therapy such as Heparin or Coumadin may not be eligible for nerve blocks because of the risk of bleeding. Be sure to discuss any medications you are taking with your doctor.

How effective are nerve blocks and how long does the pain relief last?

Nerve blocks may work for anywhere from several hours to several months. They can be delivered by a single injection or  a continuous infusion. In some cases, they might even involve deliberately destroying the nerve. Nerve blocks are generally most successful if they are part of a total pain management program that also includes rehabilitation and training in other pain control measures such as self-hypnosis or relaxation exercises.

What to do if you are Uninsured, Under-Insured or Self-Insured

North American Surgery Inc. acts as a facilitator, bringing our clients together with private medical clinics and hospitals that can provide the needed services and/or procedures in a timely manner and at affordable prices to the uninsured. If you are uninsured and want more information about private medical care, contact North American Surgery Inc. today.

About Us

For the last four years we have been facilitating surgical procedures for clients wishing to access the favorable pricing which we have negotiated with hospitals and clinics across the country.


North American Surgery Inc. is able to access reasonably priced surgical procedures of all types in U.S. based facilities.  Our clients pay a small fraction of the standard prices charged by most U.S. hospitals.  Typically the prices we have negotiated are comparable to the costs associated with off-shore surgery in places such as India, Thailand or Mexico.


The role of our firm is to act as a facilitator, brining our clients together with private medical services and clinics which can provide the needed services and / or procedures in a timely manner. Once arrangements have been made to the mutual satisfaction of our client and their physician, we have no ongoing involvement in the doctor-patient relationship.