How does the L5 nerve root block work? .
got a 2nd opinion the 1st being (FBSS) failed back surgery syndrome.
Dr. says either happened instantly upon impact of the fall and the
L5 nerve root was compressed so hard and fast that the damage is total
and permanently or that the herniated disc is still compressing it.
to perform a nerve block and if it helps remove the disc and perform
this would mean that the pain and numbness is coming by compression
of the L5 nerve root.
it does not help it means that the damage to the nerve is total and
permanent and happened instantly upon impact.
the nerve block work?
it does work is it possible that it is still being compressed after
you very much for your question.
block is an anesthetic or anti-inflammatory injection targeted toward
a certain nerve or group of nerves to treat pain.
a nerve block injection allows a damaged nerve time to heal itself
from a state of constant irritation.
nerve blocks can provide diagnostic information to the doctor.
a nerve block and then monitoring how the patient responds to the
injection, the doctor can often use this information to help determine
the cause or source of the pain.
delivered by the injection will be placed as close to the nerve causing
the pain as possible.
then "shut down" the pain receptors within the nerve(s)
causing the problem. Imaging can help the doctor place the needle
in exactly the right spot.
itself is painless.
of the injection are usually immediate.
takes a short time for the medication to achieve pain relief. However,
nerve blocks are only a temporary fix-they typically last for up to
one or two weeks and then wear off as they are absorbed by your body.
patients undergo several rounds of nerve blocks before they feel a
more permanent sense of relief.
may not receive any permanent pain relief from this type of injection
and may require different treatment methods to manage the pain or
(also called open discectomy) is the surgical removal of herniated
disc material that presses on a nerve root or the spinal cord.
have the same goal as open discectomies : remove the part of the intervertebral
disc that's putting pressure on the nerve and causing pain.
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