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CT Guided Nerve Root Injection

If your doctor cannot determine the specific cause of your pain using diagnostic tests such as an MRI or CT scan, they may refer you for a nerve root injection.

Located in the heart of Bloomsbury, we are Central London's only dedicated neuroimaging facility
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Our CT services are accredited under the Quality Standard for Imaging, and fully recognised by all major UK-based insurers. Self-pay prices are available upon request.
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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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