Lumbar Sympathetic Block

This sympathetic nerve block may be used to diagnose pain stemming from nerves comprising the lumbar plexus.

These nerves innervate the legs and feet and may be associated with pain related to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), herpes zoster (“shingles”) or other conditions. When we inject an anesthetic into the nerve tissue of the lumbar plexus, the medicine blocks the sympathetic nerves, often reducing pain and improving mobility in the lower extremities. The injection with a thin needle takes only a few minutes and recovery time is minimal.