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Lumbar Nerve Root Injection

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

A lumbar nerve root injection is a procedure to inject medicines at the nerve roots of your lumbar (lower back) spine. This procedure is done to decrease inflammation and pain.

Vertebral Column

DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS:

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

  • You have sudden shortness of breath or chest pain.

Call your doctor if:

  • You feel some parts of your body are numb, tingly, cool to touch, or look blue or pale.
  • You have pain in your back, buttocks, or leg 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 are vomiting.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Physical therapy:

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

Follow up with your doctor as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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