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What other agents are used in a nerve block?
Besides local anesthetics, various other drugs and methods are available:

Corticosteroids (triamcinolone, depomedrol) are used in conjunction with local anesthetics in nerve blocks when there is an area of inflammation, as in acute herniated disc syndrome, nerve entrapment syndrome or trigger point pain.
Opioids (morphine) are infused continuously into the area surrounding the spinal cord (called the epidural space) to control pain in a certain area of your body.
Alcohol or phenol destroys nervous tissues selectively. These agents are used in neurolytic procedures.
Cryoanalgesia (freezing) and radiofrequency (heat) are other methods used in nerve destruction.

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