How Do You Know the Selective Nerve Root Block Injections Are Working?
The patient will know the SNRB injections are successful once the pain is reduced or eliminated post injection. The doctor will also know the exact location of the nerve irritation once the patient reports that the pain has been reduced. The doctor will now be able to perform the injections to eliminate the pain as needed and suggest other treatment options to help eliminate discomfort.
Are You a Candidate for Selective Nerve Root Block Injections?
Candidates for SNRB are most likely suffering from lower back pain, neck pain, and/or pain or numbness in the upper or lower extremities. These are all issues that should be examined by an OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Specialist. Candidates in the Dallas, Ft. Worth and Arlington area are those who have failed to positively respond to other types of non-surgical treatments such as pain medication or are interested in alternative non-surgical option.
What Risks Are associated with SNRB Injections?
There are very few risks and side effects associated with this injection. However, some of the most commonly encountered side effects include: increased pain after the procedure, headaches caused by the puncturing of the joint capsule, infection, damage to the nerve, bleeding, or no relief from your pain.