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Selective Nerve Root Block, Lumbar Spine
Donald V. La Barge, III, MD, MBA
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Pre-Procedure

      • Procedure

        • Post-Procedure

          • Outcomes

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Abbreviations

              • Selective nerve root block (SNRB), epidural steroid injection (ESI)
            • Definitions

              • Selective corticosteroid and long-acting anesthetic injection of a lumbar nerve root at level of neural foramen

            PRE-PROCEDURE

            • Indications

              • Contraindications

                • Getting Started

                  PROCEDURE

                  • Patient Position/Location

                    • Equipment Preparation

                      • Procedure Steps

                        • Findings and Reporting

                          • Alternative Procedures/Therapies

                            POST-PROCEDURE

                            • Expected Outcome

                              • Things to Do

                                • Things to Avoid

                                  OUTCOMES

                                  • Problems

                                    • Complications

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Boezaart AP et al: Paravertebral block: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 22(5):637-43, 2009
                                      2. Eckel TS et al: Epidural steroid injections and selective nerve root blocks. Tech Vasc Interv Radiol. 12(1):11-21, 2009
                                      3. Manchikanti L et al: Comprehensive review of neurophysiologic basis and diagnostic interventions in managing chronic spinal pain. Pain Physician. 12(4):E71-120, 2009
                                      4. Roberts ST et al: Efficacy of lumbosacral transforaminal epidural steroid injections: a systematic review. PM R. 1(7):657-68, 2009
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Pre-Procedure

                                          • Procedure

                                            • Post-Procedure

                                              • Outcomes

                                                TERMINOLOGY

                                                • Abbreviations

                                                  • Selective nerve root block (SNRB), epidural steroid injection (ESI)
                                                • Definitions

                                                  • Selective corticosteroid and long-acting anesthetic injection of a lumbar nerve root at level of neural foramen

                                                PRE-PROCEDURE

                                                • Indications

                                                  • Contraindications

                                                    • Getting Started

                                                      PROCEDURE

                                                      • Patient Position/Location

                                                        • Equipment Preparation

                                                          • Procedure Steps

                                                            • Findings and Reporting

                                                              • Alternative Procedures/Therapies

                                                                POST-PROCEDURE

                                                                • Expected Outcome

                                                                  • Things to Do

                                                                    • Things to Avoid

                                                                      OUTCOMES

                                                                      • Problems

                                                                        • Complications

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Boezaart AP et al: Paravertebral block: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 22(5):637-43, 2009
                                                                          2. Eckel TS et al: Epidural steroid injections and selective nerve root blocks. Tech Vasc Interv Radiol. 12(1):11-21, 2009
                                                                          3. Manchikanti L et al: Comprehensive review of neurophysiologic basis and diagnostic interventions in managing chronic spinal pain. Pain Physician. 12(4):E71-120, 2009
                                                                          4. Roberts ST et al: Efficacy of lumbosacral transforaminal epidural steroid injections: a systematic review. PM R. 1(7):657-68, 2009