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Cervical Nerve Root Injection
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
A cervical nerve root injection is a procedure to inject medicine at the nerve roots of your cervical (neck) spine.
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.
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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