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.
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.
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.
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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