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Cervical Nerve Root Injection

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Oct 3, 2022.

A cervical nerve root injection is a procedure to inject medicine at the nerve roots of your cervical (neck) spine.

Vertebral Column


Call your local emergency number (911 in the US) if:

  • You suddenly have trouble breathing or chest pain.

Call your doctor if:

  • Parts of your body are numb, tingly, cool to the touch, or look blue or pale.
  • You have pain in your neck, shoulder, or arm that does not go away or gets worse.
  • You have a fever.
  • You have chills, a cough, or feel weak and achy.
  • Your skin is itchy, swollen, or has a rash.
  • You have a headache that does not go away, even after you take medicine.
  • You have nausea or vomiting.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Physical therapy:

A physical therapist teaches you exercises to help improve movement and strength, and to decrease pain.

Follow up with your doctor as directed:

He or she will talk to you about taking your usual pain medicine. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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