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What is Nerve root block and why it is a good pain management procedure?

A spine nerve root block, also known as a nerve root injection or nerve block, is a procedure used to alleviate pain and inflammation associated with spinal nerve compression or irritation. Here’s a brief overview:

  1. Procedure: During a spine nerve root block, a small needle is inserted near the affected spinal nerve under guidance from fluoroscopy (live X-ray) or ultrasound. A mixture of a local anesthetic (such as lidocaine) and a corticosteroid medication (such as cortisone) is then injected directly around the nerve root.
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Nerve root block is considered a good pain management procedure for several reasons:

  1. Targeted Pain Relief: Nerve root blocks deliver medication directly to the source of pain—around the affected spinal nerve root. This targeted approach allows for precise delivery of pain-relieving medication to the specific area causing discomfort.
  2. Immediate and Long-lasting Relief: Nerve root blocks typically contain a combination of a local anesthetic for immediate pain relief and a corticosteroid for longer-lasting anti-inflammatory effects. This combination provides both immediate relief from pain and inflammation and extended relief as the corticosteroid takes effect.
  3. Minimally Invasive: Nerve root blocks are minimally invasive procedures that can be performed on an outpatient basis. They involve inserting a small needle near the affected nerve root under fluoroscopic or ultrasound guidance, minimizing trauma to surrounding tissues and reducing recovery time.
  4. Avoids Surgery: Nerve root blocks can often provide relief from nerve-related pain without the need for surgery. For individuals who are not surgical candidates or wish to explore non-surgical options first, nerve root blocks can be an effective alternative.
  5. Part of Comprehensive Treatment Plan: Nerve root blocks are often used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for spine-related pain. They can be combined with other conservative treatments such as physical therapy, medications, and lifestyle modifications to manage pain and improve function.
  6. Diagnostic Tool: In addition to providing pain relief, nerve root blocks can also serve as a diagnostic tool. If the injection provides significant pain relief, it can help confirm the specific nerve root responsible for the pain, guiding further treatment decisions.
  7. Low Risk of Side Effects: While nerve root blocks carry some risks, they are generally considered safe procedures when performed by experienced healthcare providers. Serious complications are rare, and most patients experience only mild and temporary side effects, such as soreness at the injection site.

Overall, nerve root blocks offer a safe, effective, and minimally invasive option for managing nerve-related pain in the spine, helping patients improve their quality of life and function.

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Dr. Nisarg Parikh

Dr. Nisarg Parikh

M.B.B.S. & MS in Orthopaedics ( Spine Surgeon and pain specialist )

Dr. Nisarg Parikh completed his M.B.B.S. and MS in Orthopedics from prestigious Smt. N.H.L. Medical college, V.S. Hospital. After working as an assistant professor in department of orthopedics in same institute he started his career in field of Spine Surgery. He completed rigorous spine training from ace spine institutes from India, Italy and Germany. He was awarded AO Spine Fellowship as well.

2019 March marked the beginning of Swasti Spine and Mind Care, his long-cherished dream of holistic Spine Centre.

Till date he has performed more than 5000 successful spine surgeries. He has presented and published several research papers in national and international conferences and won medals for many presentations. He has co-authored chapters in spine textbook and has been invited as faculty in many spine conferences across India.

Currently he holds position of Director and Consultant Spine Surgeon at Swasti Spine and Mind Care, Ahmedabad. At Sheth. L.G. Hospital and Dr. Jivaraj Mehta Hospital he is serving as an honorary spine surgeon.

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