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SELECTIVE NERVE ROOT
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Selective Nerve Block Injection in Charlotte

The pain in the neck or lower back that you experience may be caused by the irritation or inflammation of the nerve root exiting the spinal column. A herniated disc, bone spur, narrowed canal or irritated nerve can cause the inflammation that results in pain, numbness or tingling sensation in the affected area.

To manage the pain, a treatment called Selective Nerve Root Block (SNRB) Injection may be administered by your doctor. A local anesthetic or a combination of an anesthetic and steroid (cortisone) is injected near the spinal nerve as it exits the foramen (holes along the spine) to reduce the inflammation and pain. SNRB is also used as a diagnostic tool to confirm whether a specific spinal nerve is causing the pain.

Your doctor will try to make the procedure as pain-free as possible by injecting a small amount of anesthetic to numb the area. It will only take a few minutes to administer the injection, plus 15 to 20 minutes of monitoring. The steroid starts working 2-3 days after the injection and its effect can last for several weeks to a few months. The procedure can be repeated up to 4 times a year as recommended by your doctor.

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SELECTIVE NERVE ROOT BLOCK TREATMENT IN CHARLOTTE

Advanced Sports & Spine provides quality yet affordable selective nerve root block treatment. This is a holistic and minimally invasive procedure that reduces if not eliminates pain and discomfort in the neck and lower back regions caused by an inflamed or irritated nerve root in the spine.

Selective nerve root blocks contain an anesthetic and cortisone that is injected along the affected nerve root. This procedure is done either to relieve the pain (therapeutic) in the cervical or lumbar area or to diagnose (diagnostic) where the source of the pain is originating.

Selective nerve root blocks are a minor medical procedure that is safe and effective. While this injection can help manage various cases of neck and lower back pains, it would be best to consult first with a trusted physiatrist to determine if this is the right treatment for you.

CERVICAL AND LUMBAR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Advanced Sports & Spine is a non-facility fees office that ensures exceptional treatment at affordable prices. Facility fees are charged on a patient’s bill for getting a treatment in a hospital-owned clinic to cover maintenance costs. This ranges from hundreds if not thousands of dollars depending on the treatment.

Our Charlotte practice is a private medical office that aims to provide alternative, non-opiate pain management procedures while preventing further pain within your budget. We do not charge facility fees so you can focus on getting the pain treatment that you deserve at an affordable price.

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Advanced Sports & Spine provides an effective selective nerve root block treatment for patients in Charlotte and surrounding areas. Contact us today at 704-542-3988 to schedule an appointment.

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frequently asked questions

WHAT INSURANCES DO YOU ACCEPT?

Dr. Ahmad is in-network with most insurance companies. If you provide us with your insurance information before your new patient appointment, our team will contact your insurance company and complete a benefits check. Generally speaking, a copay is usually your only change on your new patient visit. Other than your copay, you will be notified in advance of any other costs for your appointment.

WHAT TYPE OF PROCEDURES ARE DONE AT THIS PRACTICE?

You will not find another non-surgical, non-opiate interventional pain management office in the greater Charlotte Area offering such a diverse and innovative array of services. Dr. Ahmad and his team will do a thorough exam on your area of complaint, provide you with a complete diagnosis, and recommend the best course of action to help eliminate your pain.

WHAT TREATMENT OPTIONS ARE THERE OTHER THAN MEDICATION?

WILL I ALWAYS SEE THE SAME PROVIDER?

Most of the time you will be treated by the same provider unless the treatment varies.

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

Our office is conveniently located in the Arboretum Office Park at the intersection of Pineville Matthews Road and Providence Road, less than a mile from the Providence Road Exit off of 485. The Arboretum Office Park is located across Providence Road from the main section of the Arboretum. Our actual address is 8035 Providence Road Suite 340, Charlotte, NC 28277

ARE YOU AFFILIATED WITH A HOSPITAL?

Advanced Sports & Spine is a private practice, not annexed to or owned by a hospital facility. We are a non-facility fee office. Therefore, our patients pay less compared to having the procedure performed at a hospital.

IF I DO NOT HAVE INSURANCE HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? DO YOU ACCEPT CASH? DO YOU FINANCE?

The cost depends on 2 main factors: how severe your condition is and how many joints or areas of the body you are looking to have treated. Dr. Ahmad and his team will be able to answer this question for you more thoroughly after your initial examination and review of diagnostic findings. 

Yes, we do accept cash. We also have the most competitive pricing in the Carolinas with many different financing options, such as Care Credit and Advance Care, offering low monthly payments and interest free options for up to 14 months.

IF I RECEIVE AN INJECTION DO I NEED A DRIVER?

For joint injections, a driver is not needed. For spinal and PRP injections, a driver is recommended.

HOW LONG WILL THE INJECTION TAKE?

Steroid injections can take up to 5 days before they start working.

HOW LONG BEFORE I START FEELING THE EFFECTS OF THE INJECTION?

Steroid injections can take up to 5 days before they start working. Average relief is up to 3 months, but that does not mean it will not last that long or that it could last even longer.

For ESI and Facet injections, relief is up to 3 months, but that does not mean it will not last that long or it could even last longer. MBB only lasts 1 day and determines if you are a candidate for RFE. You return the next day with a pain diary. RFA procedures can last 6 months to a year.

WHAT MEDICATION IS USED FOR THE INJECTION? WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?

Joint injections contain a steroid and anesthetic. Whenever you break the skin, there is a possibility of bleeding and infection. However, those risks are minimized because image guidance is used. If you have Diabetes, the injection can increase sugar levels for up to 3-4 days. Steroids given close to the skin can cause discoloration or dimpling.

WHERE ARE THE INJECTIONS PERFORMED? DO I GO TO A SURGERY CENTER?

At Advanced Sports & Spine, the majority of our pain management procedures are performed in our Charlotte office. We use state-of-the-art equipment. Our ultrasound and fluoroscopic guidance techniques ensure accuracy, help limit complications, and increase success rates.

Conditions Treated

We offer to help patients with the following conditions

Back and neck pain, acute or chronic

Arthritis/bursitis

Accident injuries

  • Low Back and Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Sciatica/Radiculopathy
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Shoulder, Knee, Hip and other joint pains
  • Occupational injuries
  • Neuralgias
  • Sports injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Peripheral nerve entrapments
  • Complex Region Pain Syndrome
  • Phantom limb pain
  • Spasticity
  • Trigger fingers
  • Peripheral Neuropathy

Working Hours

MONDAY8:30am-5:00pm
TUESDAY8:30am-5:00pm
WEDNESDAY8:30am-5:00pm
THURSDAY8:30am-5:00pm
FRIDAY8:30am-5:00pm
SATURDAYClosed
SUNDAYClosed

Clinic Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday – Sunday: Closed

HANDLING PHONE CALLS

MON – FRI: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

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