A lumbar sympathetic block procedure is a medical treatment at ASCPM that relieves pain in the lower back, buttocks, and legs. The sympathetic nerves, in the lower back region, can become overactive or damaged, causing chronic pain.

How It Works

During the procedure, a healthcare provider uses a thin needle to inject medication near the lumbar sympathetic nerves. This medication numbs the nerves and blocks pain signals from reaching the brain. By interrupting the pain signals, the procedure aims to provide temporary pain relief.

Procedure Details

The lumbar sympathetic block procedure is typically performed under guidance from imaging techniques, such as X-rays or fluoroscopy, to ensure precise needle placement. The healthcare provider carefully targets the affected nerves to deliver the medication.

The Benefits

This procedure is commonly used to manage pain caused by conditions such as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), chronic pelvic pain, or vascular conditions. It can help individuals regain mobility, reduce pain, and improve their quality of life.

It’s important to note that the lumbar sympathetic block procedure is typically performed by a pain management specialist or an interventional radiologist. The healthcare provider will evaluate the patient’s condition and discuss the potential risks and benefits before deciding if this procedure is suitable.