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Selective Nerve Root Blocks for Low Back Pain and Radiculopathy
  1. Noor M Gajraj, M.D.
  1. From the Eugene McDermott Center for Pain Management, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, U.T. Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  1. Reprint requests: Noor M. Gajraj, M.D., Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75235-9068, USA. E-mail: noor.gajraj{at}


In the management of patients with low back pain and radiculopathy, selective nerve root blocks (SNRBs) are now a common procedure for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. This article reviews the available studies as well as the relevant anatomy, pathology, technical considerations, and complications.

  • Nerve injections
  • Local anesthetics
  • Spinal nerve
  • Back pain

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