What is an Intercostal Nerve Block?
Do you have chronic pain in your chest in between your ribs? You may benefit from one of our intercostal nerve blocks at Preston Surgery Center. An intercostal nerve block can be administered by our pain management specialists, Dr. Mohammad Tariq, Dr. David Keelen, and Dr. Gabor Racz. As board-certified and fellowship-trained pain management specialists, our physicians can diagnose and address intercostal pain as a sole treatment or a combination of therapies. The intercostal nerves that are under each rib may be the source of your pain in your upper abs and chest wall. Our specialists perform intercostal nerve blocks in our outpatient, AAAASF-accredited surgical center in Frisco, TX with a form of anesthesia and possibly a sedative (intravenous sedation). With the guidance of an x-ray, your pain management specialist will insert a needle into the nerves under or near your ribs until the pain source is found. Your vitals will be appropriately monitored throughout the procedure and while you are in our recovery room.
Drs. Tariq, Keelen, or Racz can consult with you in our office at Preston Surgery Center for specific details on the procedure, qualifications, and pricing of services. Before we schedule you for an intercostal nerve block, our billing staff will verify your eligibility through your insurance provider for benefits. We do this to provide transparency in all costs you may acquire. If you do not have insurance or really high deductibles, we also have a cash payment option and medical financing available. We are open from 7:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Feel free to call us anytime during these hours if you have a question or concern. We would be happy to assist you.
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"FIVE STAR - BACK TO NORMAL THANKFUL TO DR MARK VALENTE AND TEAM,ABOVE THAT GOD'S GRACE AND BLESSINGS UPON ME I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH SPINAL STENOSIS PRESENTED SEVERE PAIN,TINGLING AND NUMBNESS TO LT LEG.IT HAPPENED ALL ON A SUDDEN AND I DIDN'T HAVE MUCH EXPERIENCE TO DECIDE,SITUATIONS FORCED ME TO UNDERGO MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINAL FUSION.IMMEDIATELY AFTER SURGERY I COULDN'T FEEL RELIEF OF PAIN BUT AFTER ONE MONTH I COULD FEEL THE GRADUAL RECOVERY OF PAIN TINGLING AND BALANCE.AMAZING RECOVERY RECEIVED THROUGH THE PERFORMANCE REHAB AND PHYSICAL THERAPY SUPPORTIVE GROUP AT FRISCO SQUARE. AFTER THREE MONTHS I AM BACK TO WORK WITH OUT ANY RESTRICTIONS, I AM AN RN WORKING IN MEDICAL FIELD TOO.I DIDN'T GET MUCH FAMILY SUPPORT TOO.I STILL CONTINUE TO USE MY BACK BRACE FOR SPINE SUPPORT AND STRENGTH. I RECOMMEND ANY ONE TO UNDERGO FOR SURGERY INSTEAD OF PROLONGING TIME WITH PAIN."- Anonymous / Vitals / Feb 17, 2020
"Dr keelen has done 2 nerve injections and they help alot!!! Feel safe and comfortable with his procedures!!!!"- J. / Healthgrades / Feb 12, 2020
Putting a Pause on Your Pain
When you have chronic pain in your chest area that is hard to ignore, Drs. Tariq, Keelen, and Racz may recommend an intercostal nerve block treatment. You deserve to find pain relief at Preston Surgery Center. We understand that life can be very difficult when you have chronic pain, and our pain management specialists want to give you the best therapies possible. If you qualify for intercostal nerve blocks, we will assess your fees and out-of-pocket costs (if any) at the beginning of your treatment. Our team at Preston Surgery Center is straightforward about treatment, pricing, and much more in Frisco, TX.