Sympathetic blocks

Lumbar Sympathetic Block

If you suffer from chronic pain in your buttock(s), leg(s) or feet that has failed to respond to conventional therapy (i.e. medication, physical therapy or even injections) you may benefit from this life-changing treatment option.

What is a Lumbar Sympathetic Block?

A sympathetic nerve block is an exciting procedure used to treat a variety of painful syndromes that are traditionally non-responsive to other modalities. In this treatment, a small amount of anesthetic is injected onto a sympathetic ganglion located on the lumbar spine, interrupting signals from the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and causing pain relief.

The lumbar sympathetic ganglia are known for their role in sending pain signals from the buttocks, legs and feet to the brain. By placing a small amount of local anesthetic on any one of them, not only can the pain be stopped in its tracks, but blood flow can effectively be returned to the legs and feet giving the limb a better appearance.

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