Roots of the spinal nerves are most often exposed to compression or mechanical irritation when the intervertebral disc is bulged/herniated or the epidural space is narrowed.
The pain is manifested by a set of symptoms called root (radicular) pain with a typical radiation from the lower back to the lower limb. It may also be a manifestation of acute back pain due to sciatica.
How does the procedure work?
By injecting a local anesthetic near the spinal nerves, we find out whether the nerve is a source of pain. The active substance also acts against nerve inflammation, which can lead to a reduction or even complete elimination of pain.
- Outpatient surgery
- Duration up to 20 minutes
- Without local anesthesia
If follow-up therapy is needed, we proceed to other minimally-invasive and endoscopic procedures.