What is a Nerve Root Injection?

The injection is performed to help temporarily decrease pain and to more precisely define it. It is applied in the sheath that surrounds the nerve root. To decrease inflammation and pain, a local anesthetic and a therapeutic steroid are used.

How long will the pain relief last?

The relief can range from long-term to minimal based on various symptoms. The symptoms need to be present at the time of the injection for the procedure to be effective.