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.