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Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks

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When nerves are irritated, they can cause pain in the area of the irritation, as well as referred or radiating pain. The sympathetic nerves located on either side of the lumbar spine can be irritated due to inflammation in the area, causing lower back and radiating pain. One injections option for treating this type of nerve pain is the use of lumbar sympathetic block injections at Hanowell Spine Clinic in Covington, GA.

There are a few different health conditions that can lead to lumbar sympathetic nerve pain. These include outbreaks of shingles, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), certain types of neuropathy and vascular disease. The pain can be localized in the lower back or may radiate through the hips or legs. Symptoms of sciatica can occur, with shooting or burning pain through the back, hips and legs. To reduce pain, anti-inflammatories can be used. They are injected directly into the tissue surrounding the irritated lumbar sympathetic nerves.

Relief from Lumbar Nerve Pain

Using an x-ray guided needle, we offer lumbar sympathetic blocks for lower back nerve pain. Our physicians use imaging to direct an injection of local anesthetic to the area first, which offers immediate pain relief. An anti-inflammatory steroid is also injected to the area. The steroid takes 2-3 days to begin reducing inflammation, which can offer relief from the nerve pain. If the injections are successful in managing the pain, they can be repeated as needed to combat chronic pain from lumbar sympathetic nerve irritation.

If you are living with lower back and leg nerve pain, lumbar sympathetic blocks may be a treatment option to control your pain. Contact our team at Hanowell Spine Clinic to schedule a consultation with a pain and spine specialist to learn more about the treatment options available at our clinic in Covington, GA.

Patient Reviews

Deborah C.

My knees were so bad I could hardly walk. After 3 injections no pain.

Sandra C.

Dr. Michael Hanowell has relieved my sciatica pain. I was in a wheelchair and after the first epidural I was able to walk. After a recent car accident he put several injections in my back and neck which relieved the pain greatly. He and his staff are very considerate and do everything possible to work with you on relieving your pain.

Cheryl A.

Dr Hanowell did my SCS in my back on Wednesday morning and he is one of the best Doctors I have ever met I promise you if I need anything done on my back he will be the one that works on it along with MDPAIN

Wendell M.

Doctor did explain everything be fore he started. He was nice professional and his staff was very nice and polite Great Work

Mike D.

Dr. Hanowell treated my sciatica pain & I went from being in a wheelchair and barely able to walk to being pain free. He is very professional, caring, and conscientious. He has given me several epidurals and trigger point injections for various issues related to age and injuries and his treatments were very effective. His staff is also very professional.

Pain Healed

Dr. Michael Hanowell , Kind, patient, great listener, willingness to help. Looking forward to feeling better. Thank You Dr. Hanowell.

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4142 Mill St. NE
Covington, GA 30014

Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Phone: (770) 787- 3550

Fax: (770) 787- 2304

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