Selective Nerve Root Block in Columbus Ohio

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A selective nerve root block injection is commonly used to diagnose the specific source of a patient's nerve root pain and as a treatment for the relief of lower back pain. By performing a nerve block injection, our providers can identify the source of a patient's pain with accuracy so that the most appropriate course of treatment can be administered.

Who is a Candidate for Selective Nerve Root Block Injections?

Candidates for a selective nerve root block injection include patients who:

  • Suffer from back or neck pain
  • Have pain or numbness in upper or lower limbs
  • Have not responded positively to other nonsurgical treatments
  • Have been diagnosed with a herniated disc or sciatica

Our pain care specialists will assess your condition as you begin your pain care journey to regain your functionality and quality of life. Contact Pain Zero to schedule a consultation at one of our Central Ohio facilities to determine whether a nerve block may be right for you.

During the selective nerve root block procedure, our pain specialist will inject a local anesthetic through a small needle in your back. You may feel a slight pinch, then a light burning sensation, followed by numbness in the treatment area.

During injection of the anti-inflammatory medication, you may feel a very brief, temporary ache along the nerve root. This sensation is normal and should not cause any alarm. Should the tip of the needles meet your nerve root during the procedure, you may feel a little "shock" similar to bumping your funny bone. This procedure allows the pain care doctor to determine which nerve root(s) is being affected by a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or another condition.

After the procedure, patients may feel that their legs and arms feel heavy or slightly numb immediately following the injection. This is common and will subside. Our team advises all patients to have someone drive them home and rest for at least the rest of the day. You are welcome to perform activities that do not cause pain, and it is recommended you apply ice as needed for any discomfort near the injection site. Although the risk of side effects from this procedure is very slim, there may be a possibility. If you experience headaches, bleeding, infection, or an increase in pain, contact Pain Zero immediately.

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