Lumbar Spine Selective Nerve Root Block Injection pain management movies

Lumbar Spine Selective Nerve Root Block Injection pain management movies


You will be lying on your front. Your skin
will be cleaned. A small needle will be used to inject some local anesthetic to numb the
skin. This may sting for a couple of seconds. The tip of a needle will be placed next to
the spinal nerve. Fluoroscopy, an X-Ray TV, is often used to guide the needle to the correct
location. Some contrast dye may be injected to check the exact position of the needle
tip using fluoroscopy. Then the medication will be injected around the spinal nerve,
the needle removed and a small bandage placed on the skin.

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  • @VVga I had this done twice and both time it was extremely painful. After the second injection my pain level was worse than when I went in. I did not have any pain relief from the numbing medicine either. I am trying to get an appointment with a neurologist. The calf pain during the procedure was horrible. The next day I could not even bend over to make my bed without shooting pains which I never had before the procedure. I regret ever having this done.

  • I have Camurati-Engelmann's disease and have had this procedure done many times up and down my spine very successfully. However the doctor that did this had moved on from U-Conn University that I had the procedure done by and another docter had taken his place. I once again needed the procedure on L5, this doctor didn't have any communication between him and I and ended up injecting the medication directly into my nerve. I developed a blood clot within a week and now suffer added nerve damage.

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