On the day of the injection, you will be positioned comfortably on an examination table. The area where the injection will take place is cleansed and sterilized.
Selective Spinal Nerve Root Injection is a targeted approach to pain management that involves the precise delivery of anti-inflammatory medications or anesthetics to the affected spinal nerve root. This procedure is commonly used to address conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and radiculopathy, which can lead to debilitating pain, numbness, and tingling sensations.
Before proceeding with an injection, our medical team will conduct an evaluation of your medical history, symptoms, and any relevant imaging studies. This evaluation helps ensure that the procedure is tailored to your specific needs.
Local anesthesia is administered to numb the skin and tissues surrounding the injection site, ensuring your comfort throughout the procedure.
Fluoroscopy, a real-time X-ray imaging technique, is used to guide the precise placement of the needle. This guidance enhances the accuracy of the injection and minimizes the risk of complications.
Once the needle is accurately positioned near the targeted spinal nerve root, the medication mixture is injected. The medication may include a combination of anti-inflammatory drugs and anesthetics to reduce inflammation and provide pain relief.
Selective Spinal Nerve Root Injection is performed through a small needle, minimizing tissue damage and the need for extensive recovery.
By directly addressing the inflamed or compressed spinal nerve root, this procedure offers localized pain relief.
This procedure can often provide relief without the need for surgical interventions, making it a favorable option for many patients.
Most patients can resume their normal activities within a day or two after the injection, allowing for a faster return to daily life.
After the injection, you may experience some initial soreness at the injection site. This is normal and usually subsides within a few days. You should keep track of your pain levels and any changes in your symptoms. Our medical team will provide you with post-procedure instructions, including any limitations on activities. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled to assess your progress and determine the effectiveness of the injection.