Imagine waking up each day with chronic pain in your lower back. Now you can eliminate your pain with lumbar sympathetic blocks in Charlotte, NC. Lumbar sympathetic blocks involve injecting medication into your back to relieve low back pain.
Sympathetic nerves are located in your low back on both sides of your spine. Injecting a steroid medication and a local anesthetic into these nerves helps reduce pain in the lower back.
A lumbar sympathetic block treatment can be used to treat back pain caused by the following:
A lumbar sympathetic nerve block is performed while you lie on your stomach. After numbing your back with a local anesthetic, your doctor will use imaging guidance to insert the needle. A dye is injected to confirm the medication will go to the appropriate treatment site. The steroid is then injected.
The entire procedure is performed as an outpatient procedure in our Charlotte office in just 30 minutes.
The risk of complications with this treatment is very low. The most common side effects are bruising or tenderness at the injection site.
Initial pain relief is usually due to the anesthetic. The pain may return as the anesthetic wears off. However, most patients experience pain relief two to three days after the treatment. As the steroid medication kicks in, the lumbar sympathetic nerve block eliminates pain in your back.
The level of pain relief varies from patient to patient. More than one treatment may be needed.
Chronic back pain affects your everyday life. Stop living with pain and start feeling like your normal self with nerve blocks! If you have lower back pain, schedule an appointment with Dr. Usman Ahmad. As a board certified physiatrist, Dr. Ahmad performs lumbar sympathetic blocks to help reduce pain and improve mobility.
At Advanced Sports & Spine, we utilize a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to pain management. We offer a range of treatment options including non-surgical, non-opioid treatments and dietary, exercise, or lifestyle changes. Our goal is to help you heal and find pain relief quickly.
We strive to improve your mobility and quality of life in an affordable, conservative manner.
At Advanced Sports & Spine, we offer affordable lumbar sympathetic nerve blocks in Charlotte. Our innovative pain management treatments help patients heal from their heads to their feet.
We are committed to using the latest techniques and technologies. This enables us to perform affordable treatments in our office, not in a hospital or other outpatient facility. Patients save money by avoiding unnecessary facility fees charged by hospitals, outpatient medical centers, or hospital-owned medical practices.
At Advanced Sports & Spine, you will find that personalized patient care sets our practice apart. From the compassionate staff and dedicated physician to the holistic pain management solutions, our patients’ health comes first!
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