A cervical epidural steroid injection is used to help ease pain caused by irritated spinal nerves. In the procedure, the injection is done in the epidural space …..
A lumbar sympathetic block is an injection of local anesthetic into the sympathetic nerves of the back. The sympathetic nerves, part of the larger sympathetic nervous system, are situated on both sides of the spine in your lower back, and are responsible for regulating blood flow.
The injection is used to alleviate pain, and reduce swelling and color in your legs. It is typically used in the treatment of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome among other issues.
If the first injection works well for you, your doctor may recommend that you come in for multiple injections.
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Brian K. Flanagan, M.D.
Dr. Brian K. Flanagan graduated from the Tulane University School of Medicine in 1995. He works in Dallas, TX and 1 other location and specializes in Anesthesiology and Pain Management. Dr. Flanagan is affiliated with Baylor University Medical Center. Read More