Nerve Root Blocks Treatment

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

Benefits of Selective Nerve Root Blocks Injections

Patients who have dealt with persistent pain with little or no relief appreciate SNRBs’ positive results which include:

  • Resume normal activities the next day

  • Temporary pain relief for weeks, even years

  • Additional injections performed if needed

  • Improved quality of life

Conditions Treated with Nerve Root Block Injections

Inflamed spinal nerves can cause pain in different areas of the body:

Neck, arm, or shoulder pain caused by cervical spine nerves
Upper back pain or pain along the ribs and chest wall caused by nerve irritation in the thoracic spine
Lower back, hip, buttock or leg pain caused by damaged nerves in the lower back (lumbar) area.

Meet our Elite Team of Anesthesiologists and Pain Management Specialists

The highly skilled anesthesiologists at Nassau Anesthesia Associates, P.C. have several additional years of anesthesia specialty training such as cardiac, pediatric, or intensive care medicine.

Our affiliation with renowned Winthrop-University Hospital provides our patients with complete access to Winthrop’s vast resources including physicians and state-of-the-art operating rooms and facilities.

The Winthrop-University Hospital Advantage

Nassau Anesthesia Associates’ affiliation with renowned Winthrop-University Hospital provides our patients with complete access to Winthrop’s vast resources including physicians and state-of-the-art operating rooms and facilities.