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    Pain in the lower back and legs
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    bradcrowne posted:
    Diseases have become complicated and so have their treatments. What may seem to you as a simple pain in your legs or lower back, can actually turn out to be quite dangerous if not paid attention to immediately. This could happen due to a nerve root becoming compressed and inflamed, yet an MRI might not be able to detect which nerve root is it. Such pain could require selective nerve blocks therapy to detect the source of nerve pain and at the same time, cure the disease.
    A selective nerve root block injection approaches the affected nerve at its exit point from the foramen. Both an anti-inflammatory medicine and an anesthesia are injected and a live X-ray is used to determine whether the injection has been done at the correct spot. Immediate relief from the pain is an indication that the selective nerve blocks treatment was just injected in the particular nerve. There is no definite guarantee that the pain will be removed permanently; in fact, in worse cases, it can lead to lifelong pain in the legs.
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