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Selective Nerve Root Block, Thoracic Spine
Jeffrey S. Ross, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Pre-Procedure

      • Procedure

        • Post-Procedure

          • Outcomes

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Abbreviations

              • Selective nerve root block (SNRB)
            • Synonyms

              • Selective nerve root injection
            • Definitions

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

            PRE-PROCEDURE

            • Indications

              • Contraindications

                • Pre-Procedure Imaging

                  • 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. Boswell MV et al: Interventional techniques: evidence-based practice guidelines in the management of chronic spinal pain. Pain Physician. 10(1):7-111, 2007
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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Pre-Procedure

                                            • Procedure

                                              • Post-Procedure

                                                • Outcomes

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Abbreviations

                                                    • Selective nerve root block (SNRB)
                                                  • Synonyms

                                                    • Selective nerve root injection
                                                  • Definitions

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

                                                  PRE-PROCEDURE

                                                  • Indications

                                                    • Contraindications

                                                      • Pre-Procedure Imaging

                                                        • 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. Boswell MV et al: Interventional techniques: evidence-based practice guidelines in the management of chronic spinal pain. Pain Physician. 10(1):7-111, 2007