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lumbar sympathetic block

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
35 years experience in Pain Management
See below: Lumbar sympathetic blocks are usually performed by a pain medicine physician trained in interventional procedures.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Local anesthesia: This is a block in which a local anesthesia is injected into the lumbar plexus of nerves to alleviate the symptoms of nerve irritation.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not very, may need..: The sympathetic nerves coming out of the lower spine, lumbar, send pain impulses down the legs when overstimulated in problems like herniated lumbar d ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: IV during invasive procedures is necessary for administration of sedation if needed, or in case of blood pressure changes, administration of fluids or ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
See below: A lumbar sympathetic block is an injection of local anesthetic into or around the sympathetic nerves. These sympathetic nerves are a part of the sympa ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
24 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Varies: Some doctors complete these blocks in quick succession. Others space them periodically once results ware off. Apparently your MD is addressing CRPS sy ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Naftulin
33 years experience in Pain Management
It varies: The block may be ineffective. If effective, the duration of relief can be short-lived or prolonged but usually the former. Repeat blocks are not uncom ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Depends: It depends on what the expectations were with the administration of the block. Suggest you discuss this with your physician who was involved in recom ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
21 years experience in Anesthesiology
Variable: Sympathetic block gives variable amount of relief. For sympathetic mediated pain i've seen relief in my patients for a month. For blood flow problem ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Same: THe only diference being the larger person will have difficult landmarks and require the injector to be inserted through a larger longer tissue area
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