Selective Nerve Root Block​

Being able to determine the source of arm or leg pain can begin with a procedure called a Selective Nerve Root Block. This procedure involves the injection of a long-lasting steroid to reduce inflammation with numbing medication around specific nerve roots exiting the spinal column. A selective nerve root block is a diagnostic tool to determine the type of back pain you are having accurately and while temporary pain relief may occur during the procedure, it is not considered to be a treatment for pain.