• Injections(Epidural, Nerve root block and Facet joint injections)

Injections(Epidural, Nerve root block and Medial branch block)

Epidural Injection

The sacrococcygeal approach is the simplest epidural infiltration technique and has one of the lowest complications rates. The caudal epidural infiltration is currently one of the regional analgesia techniques that are mostly performed for chronic lumbar pain. This infiltration consists of an injection with a mixture of local anaesthetics and corticosteroids in the epidural space in the lower part of the spinal canal of the sacral region. The main indication is the lumbar pain irradiated to the lower extremities linked to the narrow lumbar canal, in the case of discopathies and in patients with postoperative fibrosis.

Nerve Root Block Injections

A nerve block injection can be done anywhere along the spine. This particular injection targets the symptomatic nerve and helps reduce inflammation in nerves that branch from the spinal cord and the ganglia that is present at a particular location. Nerve blocks are a form of pain management as the substance that is injected numbs the nerves and helps to block pain signals. Regular injections may be necessary depending on the cause of the pain and your overall treatment plan.

Medical branch block / Face Joint Injections

Facet joints are structures that have contact between 2 superimposed vertebrae, restrict certain movements and prevent the vertebrae from running forward. It has been shown that in the facet joints that cause problems, the pain nerves are activated. The activation of these nerves causes pain and the release of substances involved in neurogenic inflammation.

So, this medical procedure involves injecting a product, usually a steroidal anti-inflammatory drug-derived from cortisone-and/or an anaesthetic around the facet joints.

An initial consultation with Mr. Nazeer Moideen is from £200.

Medial Branch Block Video:

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