Nerve Block Injection

Nerve block injections are used to diagnose a pinched, compressed or inflamed nerve. They can also be used to provide pain relief for chronic lower back and severe leg pain. They are generally most effective when a single nerve or small group of nerves is causing pain.

Nerve blocks have risks and side effects including: elevated blood sugars, rashes, itching, weight gain, extra energy, soreness at the site of the injection, bleeding and in rare cases, death. Since the injection is outside the spine, there is minimal to no risk of spinal fluid leakage.

As with any medical procedure, nerve block injections are not appropriate for everyone. Please consult with your doctor to determine if this procedure is right for you.