Lumbar Medial Branch Blocks
Lumbar medial branch blocks are local anesthetic injections targeting the articular nerves (the medial branches) that transmit sensory information including nociceptive signals from the facet joints. A lumbar medial branch block test is very specific and is intended to determine whether a particular lumbar facet joint is a source of pain.
At Pain Spa Dr Krishna is very experienced in performing interventional pain procedures. Dr Krishna always performs lumbar medial branch blocks under fluoroscopy guidance for greater accuracy and improved safety.