A nerve root injection is performed to temporarily numb the spinal nerve under suspicion and help to identify the exact source of your pain. Injection of a steroid can also be used as a conservative treatment, to reduce irritation and swelling around the nerve for pain relief.
At the Queen Square Imaging Centre, our team of specialist neuroradiology consultants undertake nerve root injections using pictures produced in a CT scanner. Using high-quality CT guidance, our radiologists can navigate the structures around the nerve and guide the injection into the exact area that is suspected/proven to be the cause of your pain. This technique helps to ensure that the steroid injection is delivered accurately and with lower risk compared to injections that are performed ‘blind’.
Our specialist team is recognised for their expertise and patient-centred approach to care. Working alongside your consultant, our radiologists will contribute to your bespoke pain management plan. Many patients will find relief though conservative treatments such as CT guided injections. However, if no relief is achieved, our highly skilled team will work with your consultant to offer an alternative. Our aim is to work with you to find the right course of action for a healthy spine.
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Having a CT Guided Nerve Block Injection
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about having a CT-guided nerve block injection.
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