Nerve Root Injections, also known as nerve blocks or nerve root blocks, are medical procedures designed to alleviate pain and discomfort caused by nerve irritation or inflammation. These injections target specific nerves that may be compressed, pinched, or inflamed due to conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, or radiculopathy. The procedure involves injecting medications near the affected nerve root to provide pain relief and reduce inflammation.

Procedure Overview

Initial Assessment

Before undergoing a Nerve Root Injection, our skilled medical team will conduct a thorough evaluation of your medical history, symptoms, and relevant diagnostic tests. This assessment helps us determine the most appropriate approach for your condition.

Preparation & Anesthesia

On the day of the procedure, you will be comfortably positioned on an examination table. The injection site will be sterilized to ensure a clean environment and reduce the risk of infection. To ensure your comfort during the procedure, local anesthesia will be administered to numb the skin and tissues around the injection site.

Fluoroscopic Guidance

Using imaging guidance, such as fluoroscopy or ultrasound, a thin needle is precisely guided to the targeted nerve root. Once in position, a medication mixture containing corticosteroids and anesthetics is injected to provide pain relief and reduce inflammation.

Benefits of Trigger Point Injections

Nerve Root Injections offer precise pain relief by delivering medications directly to the affected nerve root causing pain.

Corticosteroids in the medication mixture help reduce inflammation and swelling around irritated nerves.

Many patients experience prolonged pain relief due to the anti-inflammatory effects of corticosteroids.

Reduced pain and inflammation can lead to improved movement and functionality.

Recovery and Follow-Up

After the injection, you may experience mild soreness at the injection site. This is normal and should resolve within a few days. It’s important to monitor your pain levels and any changes in your symptoms. Our medical team will provide you with post-procedure guidelines, including activity recommendations. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled to assess your progress and the effectiveness of the Nerve Root Injection.