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Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
Facet Injection: A facet injection is a minimally invasive procedure that can temporarily relieve back pain caused by inflamed facet joints. A facet injection includes both a long-lasting corticosteroid and an anesthetic numbing agent. The Medial Branch Block is mostly an anesthetic injection for diagnostic purposes to determine candidacy for radiofrequency ablation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Yes indicated: Herpes zoster ' shingles' after blisters healed in some will have severe disabling pains will lost for months and months which most likely you have involving one of the trigeminal nerve branch, the virus stays in nerve root for ever. Image guided cervicothoracic sym. Ganglion block along with t.N block most likely will help your pain , is relatively low risk procedure in trained hands. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain Management: Is an epidural injection in the lumbar spine the same thing as a nerve block? Nerve block different than a denervation?
Broad based disc protrusion at l4-l5 level compressing anterior thecal sac and bilateral travers nerve root and narrowing neural reces
Prefer no surgery: Sounds like a fairly large disc protrusion, but if no progressive muscle weakness, atrophy or bladder involvement, might be able to get conservative PT, stretching, exercise, acupuncture, and try to allow disc to desiccate and shrink, which it may well do over 8-9 months. Key issue is presence or absence of neurological involvement. Steroids may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi,,impressions show compression of L5 nerve root spinalcanal narrowing bilateral neural foraminal narrowing at L4 l5.diffuse posterior disc bulge at?
Sounds like a fairly: Typical read for a male over 50 years old. Many findings are normal for age and sex as described here. They may not be related to symptoms or may cause symptoms. That is why a careful history and physical exam must be done in conjunction with imaging studies to fully assess the issues presented by the patient. ...Read more
Following a bilateral L5 nerve root decompression with erythematous and compressed nerve roots, how common is nerve enhancement as a temp condition?
Post laminectomy: If by nerve enhancement you mean nerve related symptoms, they may linger on due to post operative inflammation for 4-6 weeks, but should be much milder andimproving. If symptoms are worsening or staying the same, see your neurosurgeon. Some people suffer from chronic prolonged symptoms from post laminectomy syndrome that requires further treatments. ...Read more
Location: Pain refers to different areas.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possibly: An lsb is usually done with skin local anesthesia first. This will cut down on the discomfort but once they get to the deep muscles it may get uncomfortable. That being said, people do it without sedation all the time and do just fine . Hope this helps! ...Read more
Cauda equina syndrom: Orthopedic Surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is cervical interlaminar epidural block always better than cervical facet block? If interlaminar was no help, can facet joint block be helpful?
Femoral block complications. Can masses around the femoral nerve
and femoral artery complicate femoral
My selective nerve root block relieved my leg pain for four days and back pain for 0 days. This sucks.
Injection: Itself can stir things up. Cause more irritation of the nerve root. The steroid injected which is an anti-inflammatory agent) is suppose to kick in and calm the irritated root but that does not always happen. Possible that the cause of the pain is more than just inflamed nerve root. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
the patient feels hnp can travel a long distance ( about 800 km ) by bus after taking the nerve root block injection 1 month ago?
OK, but walk.: This shouldn't be a major concern. However i would instruct the patient to make sure they are regularly getting up and walking up and down the isle every now and again every 2 hours or so. A walk to the front of the bus then to the back and perhaps stay standing at their chair for a few minutes before sitting down. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Injection treatment: Epidural injection or selective nerve root blocks are done for diagnostic and therapeutic (treatment) purposes. Typically, they are done under x-ray guidance by a qualified pain specialist. Usually, it involves injection of anti-inflammatory steroid for treatment or a local anesthetic for diagnostic purposes. ...Read more
I had a bilateral nerve root block on 29th june I am still in some pain. I still have some numbness at times in my foot is thisnormal?
Did bilateral transforaminal nerve root block on Wed for L4 L5, L5 S1. What’s the component of the injection? When can I work out again & have sex?
Discomfort with LP : Depends on lots of things ( mostly technique I have found ) Often patients ask if it will hurt as I am finishing the procedure !! ( they felt absolutely no pain at all ) ...Read more
Scrotal trauma led 2 groin pain since 4 mnths.Pain mangmnt.Doc says pulled genitofmoral nerve, asks 2 do nerve root block at spinal cord.Complications?
Groin pain: Nerve root block is a good choice to stop the pain pattern. However, just trauma induced nerve pull is hard to explain your long time symptoms. You have not told what medication(s) you are taking. If you are taking short acting narcotics, such as lortab, oxycodon for prolonged time, more than 1 week, you may become sensitive to pain sensation, nor narcotic induced pain. Acupuncture might help. ...Read more
Contacted doc, & he sugg nerve root block at L5 s1 for pain in my leg with numbish, asleep, feels hot like, pain goes into foot. How successful is thi?
Lumbar nerve root irritation and eds type 3... 5 months later still in pain and using crutches. Will i ever recover?
Discuss with: Your orthopedic doctor who has been treating you and knows your history. If you have not seen a back orthopedic doctor you nee to see one. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with Nerve root disorder, Lumbar radiculopathy, chronic, and my pain management said surgery is not needed and nothing more he can do.
Second Opinion: Your pain doctor may know much about your problem, but is not a surgeon. A surgeon has different experiences and training, and may have better insight for advanced treatments for which the pain doctor has no first hand experience. I would absolutely see a surgeon for at least an opinion. Surgery is not always the best treatment, but if it is a viable option it should be offered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mild degen changes throughout lumbar spine with prominent disc space narrowing at l2/3, no sig central stenosis or direct nerve root contact. Pls help?
Prevent DDD: Don't smoke! that is about all that is in your control. The rest is genetic predisposition, and potentially overuse (heavy labor, vibration/heavy equipment, etc.). Remember, ddd is like wrinkles of the skin. It happens! doesn't imply pain. Nothing sold over the counter has been conclusively shown to be preventative. Keep the core muscles in good shape, use good posture and ergonomics at work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a left retroverted hip and a right anteverted hip cause right lumbar back pain and nerve root irritation?
Would lyrica (pregabalin) be a good choice for radiculopathy pain caused by nerve root compression in lumbar even if gabapentin and cymbalta failed to work?
I was diagnosis w/ lumbar spondylolysis, bilateral nerve root impingement and radiculitis w/ L5 being slipped forward. Surgery or long-term pain management?
Surgery: Sometimes it solves with pain control, pain procedures (epidurals w/local anesthetic and steroids). After reducing the inflammation the disk if it is intact could slip backwards in place. The spondilosis is a chronic condition similar to the osteoarthritis that can not be cured like the disk herniation.I think you meant spondylolisthesis. Surgery can be efficient but also can have complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a person loose muscle mass in the leg from having a compressed nerve in the lumbar spine right at the nerve root and if so is the reversible ?
Yes: Chronic sciatica can cause not only numbess but also weakness and with time atrophy. Unfortunately, sometimes even with surgery to decompress the nerve, the weakness and atrophy may still persist. These type of findings may be a good indication for surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Treatments options for l5/s1 disc extrusion that effaces the s1 nerve root along with mild anterposterial congenital spinal stenosis of the lumbar spi?
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