MBB, medial branch block. What exactly does that mean? Let me use the spine, once again. The MBB stands for the medial branch block. The nerves that give you the sensation of the structures in the spine, and the back. When you have one of these injuries you could have pain in the back. Those little nerves can be treated with a needle-based procedure. Where initially, we do an injection of anesthetic, that’s going to numb those nerves for a number of hours. If those patients get enough relief from that test, then they’re going to come back, and we’re going to put the needles in the same place.
But this time, we’re going to put a wire through those needles connected to a generator. That gives off this type of energy called, radiofrequency. Which what it does is it’s a stun gun, like a taser gun effect on those nerves. Numbs them down for months. Usually six months for a year. Then, the patient feels the relief of the pain of those structures in the back. They are in the process of healing from the injury but are hurting tremendously. So, the patient gets pain relief. And many times, by the time the effect is wearing off.
So, a lot of times people may think it’s a Band-Aid. But, what you’re saying that they’re body is still healing, in this whole process, and they may not have to do this forever. May not have to do this forever. Depending on. We never haggle with exacts. In-law or medicine because that’s a liability waiting. Call us today at 813.421.3411.
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