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Effectiveness of Selected Nerve Root Injections for Diagnosing & Treating Spinal Pain

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.