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Selective Nerve Root Block

What is a selective nerve root block?

A selective nerve root block procedure is a targeted injection that is typically used by your surgeon and pain doctor to diagnose and/or treat the cause of pain. A small amount of numbing medicine and/or steroid medication is deposited around a specific nerve root(s) in the neck, chest, or low back. This is performed using X-ray guidance and is highly specific to a certain area.

What should I expect after a selective nerve root block?

As this is a diagnostic procedure, it is important for you to pay close attention to your pain complaint during the initial 24 hours after the block and document this in the provided pain diary.

What happens after a selective nerve root block?

Depending on the context, the information from the selective nerve root block may be used to plan additional interventional procedures or even surgery. Be sure to discuss the specifics of your response with your doctor, so that you can make a plan moving forward.

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Office Locations

Center for Interventional Pain & Spine, LLC has multiple convenient locations to serve you. Get started by requesting an appointment at any of our offices located in Delaware and Pennsylvania areas near major hospitals and highways.

  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania
Silverside Corporate Carr Center
405 Silverside Road, Suite 104, Wilmington, DE 19809
844-365-PAIN (7246)
302-792-1372
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Brandywine Town Center
3401 Brandywine Parkway, Suite 202, Wilmington, DE 19803
844-365-PAIN (7246)
302-477-6955
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Sandhill Plaza
118 Sandhill Drive, Suite 203, Middletown, DE 19709
844-365-PAIN (7246)
302-378-0941
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The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Suite 1200, Newark, DE 19713
844-365-PAIN (7246)
302-792-1372
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Pike Creek Sports Medicine and Professional Center
3105 Limestone Road, Suite 300, Wilmington, DE 19808
844-365-PAIN (7246)
302-482-2212
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Halpern Medical Plaza
1197 Airport Road, Second Floor, Milford, DE 19963
844-365-PAIN (7246)
302-503-3432
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Surgical Center Affiliations

  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania
Orthopaedic Specialist Surgery Center
1096 Old Churchmans Road, Newark, DE 19713
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Wilmington Hospital
501 W. 14th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
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Wilmington Roxana Canon Arsht Surgicenter
625 W. 12th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
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First State Surgery Center
1000 Twin C Lane, Suite 200, Newark, DE 19713
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