Comprehensive Pain Management
(Formally known as Franklin Pain and Wellness and Warwick Pain)
Franklin, MA • (508) 507-8818
Warwick, RI • (401) 352-0007
South Kingstown, RI • (401) 234-9677
IV regional anesthesia focuses on providing numbness to part of the extremity in which the painful condition persists. Intravenous medications may be administered to make the patient feel sleepy or more relaxed. Local anesthetic, which causes the numbness, is allowed to remain in the affected area for 20-30 minutes. Throughout the procedure, the pulse and other vital signs are closely monitored until the effect of the local anesthetic wears off. When repeated several times, this procedure often results in a lasting improvement in the level of pain.