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Going to have a lumbar sympathetic block in my foot. Will I walk ok afterwards?
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Yes
A lumbar sympathetic block is actually not in your foot but in your back where the sympathetic nerve trunk runs on either side of the vertebral column.
If the block works well, you should feel increased warmth in your foot and it also might get a little swollen. This is normal after such a block and it will go away. The leg may feel a little "funny" but you should be able to walk.

In brief: Yes
A lumbar sympathetic block is actually not in your foot but in your back where the sympathetic nerve trunk runs on either side of the vertebral column.
If the block works well, you should feel increased warmth in your foot and it also might get a little swollen. This is normal after such a block and it will go away. The leg may feel a little "funny" but you should be able to walk.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management
In brief: Yes
If the procedure works, your walking will improve.

In brief: Yes
If the procedure works, your walking will improve.
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
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