Selective Nerve Root Block
Frequently Asked Questions on Selective Nerve Root Block
This minimally invasive procedure is injection that is designed to find the source of a patient’s spine pain. It can also work to reduce inflammation around the nerves to lessen any pain. It is both a pain management procedure and a diagnostic test. Medication is injected into the nerve root and the response is monitored. This will help determine whether the nerve that is injected is the true source of the pain. The pain can then be eliminated once the nerve is identified. It can allow the patient to return to their normal activities with full functionality and less pain.