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Selective Nerve Root Block
Pain Management in Knoxville, TN


Selective nerve root block injection targets a painful nerve in your lumbar spine. It helps your doctor find which nerve is hurt by a herniated disc, spinal stenosis or some other problem. It may also give you pain relief. At Omega Pain Doctor clinic in Knoxville, selective nerve root block is performed in both for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.

Selective nerve root block procedure

Selective nerve root block - Knoxville, TN


To begin, you lie down. You may be given medicine to help you relax. The injection site is numbed.

Placing the needle

Next, a needle is inserted through this numbed area. The doctor uses a fluoroscope (a video x-ray device) to guide the needle to the space around your inflamed nerve. The doctor may inject contrast dye to make sure the needle is in the right place.


Finally, the doctor injects the medicine. It bathes the target nerve. If your nerve is inflamed, it can relieve the pain and swelling.

End of procedure

After your injection, you’ll be watched for a short time, then you can go home. You may need to come back to have another procedure to relieve your pain. Your doctor will create a plan that’s right for you.
Selective nerve root block procedure - Knoxville, TN
Selective nerve root block for sciatica treatment - Knoxville, TN

Selective nerve root block in Knoxville, TN

SNRB is a helpful diagnostic and therapeutic procedure for lower back pain, sciatica, and other conditions. For selective nerve root block in Knoxville, TN, contact the Omega Pain Management clinic, which is the leading pain clinic in the area offering personalized care and effective treatment. Make an appointment with Dr. Igor Smelyansky at (865) 337-5137 today!