Nerve root block

A nerve root block is an injection made into the base, or root, of a single nerve where it comes off the spinal cord. The block is designed to reduce pain caused by the nerve being inflamed.

You may have pain or weakness in your neck, back, arms or legs caused by a single nerve being inflamed. The nerve root block puts an anesthetic or anesthetic/steroid shot directly into the nerve root to precisely target the source of the pain. It can be used for diagnosis, to see if that particular nerve is the one causing the pain, and to treat the pain.

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