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Dr Hitesh Patel is Consultant – Pain Management & Palliative Care he recieved his M.D. from B.J. Medical College Ahmedabad, Asia’s largest hospital, Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad. He earned his F.I.P.M. (Fellow In Pain Management) at Daradia Pain Hospital in Kolkata, which is affiliated with the Aesculap Academy in Germany. He received his C.C.P.P.M. (Certificate Course in Pain and Palliative Medicine) from Gujarat Cancer Research Institute Ahmedabad, the state’s largest cancer hospital.

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A selective nerve root block is a diagnostic test performed to determine if a specific spinal nerve is the source of pain. 

Selective Nerve Root Block (SNRB) is practiced as a part of the management of radicular pain due to a particularly affected nerve root in both the Cervical (neck) and lumbar (low back) region radiculopathy (irritation and inflammation of a nerve root).

Selective nerve root block injection (SNRB) is an injection of a long-lasting steroid around the nerve root as it exits the spinal column. The injection reduces the inflammation and pain caused by pressure on the nerve.

One of the most common conditions to benefit from selective nerve root injections is a herniated disc that causes low back and leg pain (sciatica).



  • DISC PROLAPSE– Mechanical lesions include Disc Prolapse, Ligamentum Flavum Hypertrophy, Facet Hypertrophy, and Degenerative Osteophytes causing Foraminal Stenosis.



  • The procedure is performed in a sterile setting similar to an operating room.
  • The injection site is cleaned and draped. Skin numbing medication is injected into and around the procedure site.
  • Before proceeding, the fluoroscopic C-arm is positioned over you. Fluoroscopic guidance is used during the procedure to guide the needle into the proper position.
  • Then Radio opaque dye is injected to confirm the nerve root. 
  • Diagnostic injections may include an anesthetic, steroid, and/or antibiotic.

After the Procedure

  • Patient is shift to the recovery area where the medical staff continues to monitor vital signs.
  • You may be discharged home in 30 to 60-minutes with written instructions.
  • The area around the injection site will feel numb. 
  • Steroids may cause side effects that include blurred vision, frequent urination, increased thirst and change in blood sugar levels, especially in diabetic patients. If these side effects become bothersome or worsen, please call our hospital number.