lumbar_medial_branch

Lumbar medial branch

The lower spine is lined with small joints called lumbar facet joints. These joints contain medial nerves that submit pain signals to the brain when the joint has become inflamed.

A lumbar medial branch block is a numbing injection administered to the nerves of an inflamed facet joint in the lower back. The medication blocks’ pain signals, relieving lower back pain and sciatica. By undergoing a lumbar medial branch block, Turnersville patients can determine the exact location of their pain and create a plan for treating it. The numbing from a block injection is only temporary, usually lasting only hours. But despite its short term benefits, a lumbar medial branch block is highly useful as a trial procedure to determine whether a radiofrequency ablation can provide a patient with long term pain relief of up to six months or more.

see Lumbar facet joint block.

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