Lumbar Sympathetic Block
A lumbar sympathetic block is a procedure that involves injecting a local anaesthetic and an anti-inflammatory medication near the lumbar sympathetic nerves in the lower back. These nerves are part of the autonomic nervous system that controls blood flow, sweating and pain sensation in the lower extremities.
The procedure is usually done for pain relief and to improve other symptoms for conditions such as complex regional pain syndrome, phantom limb pain, hyperhidrosis, cancer pain and vascular pain.
The lumbar sympathetic block procedure usually takes about 30 minutes to complete. However, you may need 30 to 60 minutes for the whole process, including preparation and recovery.
The procedure is usually done under fluoroscopic guidance. Usually, hospitalisation is not required; it is done as a daycare procedure, and the patient can return home on the same day. The procedure is safe. Complications are rare. Most patients start getting pain relief only after one injection, sometimes it may be repeated or Radiofrequency Ablation may be done for long-duration pain relief.
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