Selected Nerve Root Injections (SNRIs) are a safe and effective treatment for pain that radiates from the spine. Pain management physicians are able to use SNRIs for both diagnosis and treatment.
It helps determine if the nerve is irritated by “numbing” the nerve root of concern to produce temporary pain relief, thereby confirming a particular nerve root as the source of pain or other symptoms such as tingling, numbness or muscle weakness. When the correct nerve root receives the corticosteroid, this longer-lasting medication soothes the irritated nerve root, promotes healing and relieves pain.
The SNRI Procedure May Be Right For You
Selected Nerve Root Injections are safely performed on an outpatient basis. The procedure typically requires 20 minutes, including preparation time, and is followed by a short period of observed recovery time. We invite you to continue reading about this procedure and if you’d like to find out if this procedure can help relieve your pain, please request an appointment with one of our expert pain management doctors and get on the path to relief!