Selective Nerve Root Block Injections on Long Island
Selective Nerve Root Block Injections are an advanced nonsurgical pain relief treatment performed by the region’s leading pain management experts at Nassau Anesthesia Associates, P.C., a medical group affiliated with Winthrop-University Hospital on Long Island, NY.
In addition to providing anesthesia care for patients before, during, and after surgery, Nassau Anesthesia Associates has anesthesiologists with advanced training in the field of pain management. We utilize the most advanced nonsurgical techniques for treating acute and chronic pain that hasn’t responded to more conservative treatments.
Nerve Root Block Injections Treatment
A selective nerve root block (SNRB) is an injection of anti-inflammatory steroids into the space around spinal nerve roots. The minimally invasive outpatient procedure takes 30-60 minutes to perform. Guided by real-time images from a special x-ray (fluoroscope), the anesthesiologist delivers an injection of a steroid and an anesthetic numbing agent to the spinal nerve root suspected of causing pain.
SNRB injections are used for: 1) Diagnostic – to identify the location of a specific spinal nerve root that is the suspected cause of back or leg pain, 2) Pain Management – to provide relief from back, leg, or other pain caused by the irritated spinal nerves, and 3) Treatment – for a far lateral disc herniation (a rupture outside the spinal canal).
Learn more about Nassau Anesthesia Associates’ full range of minimally invasive Pain Management Treatments