For lower back or leg pain, you may want to consider lumbar sympathetic blocks at Marion Pain Management Center. We offer this and other pain management services to the residents of Marion County, Ocala and The Villages, FL.
What is a Lumbar Sympathetic Block?
A lumbar sympathetic block is a pain management technique that involves an injection into the lower back. This injection is placed into the lumbar sympathetic nerves, which are responsible for carrying nerve signals from the legs.
What is a Lumbar Sympathetic Block Used to Treat?
Lumbar sympathetic blocks are typically used to treat pain or unusual sensations in the legs. These symptoms are often caused by injury, but can also develop due to complex regional pain syndrome.
How is a Lumbar Sympathetic Performed?
Lumbar sympathetic blocks are performed in the middle of the lower back, where the lumbar sympathetic nerves are located. First, a smaller injection will be performed to numb the treatment area. Then, the lumbar sympathetic block will be performed. This treatment is typically performed in less than 30 minutes.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from a Lumbar Sympathetic Block?
The lumbar sympathetic block typically produces results shortly after the injection. You may feel a warm sensation in your legs as your pain dissipates. The duration of pain relief is difficult to predict, as it can provide temporary relief or permanent relief in some cases. Dr. Shetty will explain the type of results you can expect during your initial appointment.
If you are suffering from pain due to injury or a chronic condition, contact us today at Marion Pain Management Center to schedule your initial consultation. We offer effective pain management services to men and women living in Ocala, Gainesville, The Villages, and the nearby areas of Florida.