Nerve Root Block
Selective nerve root blocks are based on the assumption that delivering a small amount of medication to a specific target can accurately identify the source of pain and provide information that could affect or predict their surgical outcome.
Determining a single structure within the spine as the source of pain can prove to be a diagnostic challenge due to the complexity and interrelation of the structures involved in the spinal column. Additionally, distinct anatomical structures can clinically present with similar symptom patterns and no physical examination finding can be specifically attributed to any one structure. To further complicate this dilemma, multiple structural abnormalities noted on imaging studies are frequently found to be painless.
At Pain Spa we offer cervical, thoracic and lumbar nerve root blocks under fluoroscopy guidance. Dr Krishna is very experienced in these procedures and has a very meticulous approach and safety record.