By targeting the root of a specific nerve via selective nerve root block injections, patients can address tingling, pain, or numbness that results from the nerves. Marion Pain Management Center provides this treatment to men and women living in The Villages, Gainesville and Ocala, FL.
What is a Selective Nerve Root Block?
A selective nerve root block is a pain management technique that involves the injection of a local anesthetic into a specific nerve root. These treatments are performed in various areas along the spine, where many nerve roots are found.
What is a Selective Nerve Root Block Used to Treat?
Nerves along the spine can become damaged or pinched for a number of reasons, causing pain, numbness, or tingling throughout the body. A selective nerve root block can help diminish these symptoms, while also serving as a diagnostic tool to determine the specific nerve or group of nerves that are causing the problem.
How is a Selective Nerve Root Block Performed?
The selective nerve root block treatment is fairly simple, as it only involves the injection of a local anesthetic into a problematic nerve. In some cases, we may precede the treatment with a local anesthetic to make the treatment as comfortable as possible. The treatment process typically takes less than 30 minutes.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from a Selective Nerve Root Block?
You will experience a reduction in pain and other symptoms shortly after your injection. However, these results will only last for a few hours. Selective nerve root blocks are typically used as a diagnostic tool so that we can determine an effective, long-term treatment solution.
If you are suffering from pain due to a chronic condition or an injury, contact us today to schedule your initial appointment at Marion Pain Management Center. We can use selective nerve root blocks and other diagnostic tools to determine the source of your pain and help you find an effective solution. We welcome patients living in Gainesville, Marion County, Ocala, and the neighboring communities of Florida.