Dr. Mukarram A. Khan, DO

7691 Five Mile Road, Suite 10

Cincinnati, OH 45230


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A selective nerve root block is an injection of local anesthetic and steroid into the area where the nerve root exits the spinal column. A nerve root block usually is performed for pain in the arm or leg that follows the path of a single nerve (i.e. sciatica). A selective nerve root block may be diagnostic and/or therapeutic. Therapeutic injections are intended to provide long-term pain relief. Most patients require more than one injection.  If you receive sufficient relief from the injection, the nerve root block can be repeated if your pain returns.

Selective Nerve Root Blocks

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