phenol block

phenol block

neurolytic block using hydroxybenzene (phenol), intended to anesthetize a particular nerve permanently. The technique is sometimes used to control spasticity in specific muscle groups or to block transmission of nerve impulses in chronic pain conditions such as cancers. Morbidity can be high, and pain frequently recurs.
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They can prescribe medications and perform botulinum and phenol blocks to reduce or control abnormal tone.
Unlike phenol blocks, botox injections do not involve any discomfort other than the needle stick.