Alternate Names : Regional Block, Field Block, Nerve Block, Conduction Anesthesia
What happens later at home?
Regional blocks require little or no home care. But the procedure itself may
require monitoring and treatment. The procedure usually causes more problems during recovery at
home than the medication.
What are the potential complications after the procedure?
Regional blocks are unlikely to cause complications. Allergic reactions are possible and may cause
temporary breathing problems. In rare cases, if the medication is accidentally
injected into the bloodstream, or if too much is used, seizures or
The American Society of Anesthesiologists recently issued a warning about the
potential side effects and interactions of
herbal remedies with medications used before, during, and after surgery.
The group recommends discontinuing the use of all herbal remedies and supplements at least 2 weeks
before planned surgery.