S1 nerve root injection - fluoroscopy

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard


Elderly patient with symptoms attributable to the left S1 nerve root.


Case Discussion

Under fluoroscopic guidance a needle is advanced through the posterior foramen until the pain is reproduced. Perineural and extradural location is confirmed with injection of a small amount of contrast, following which a mixture of bupivacaine and betamethasone valerate are injected. 

See: sciatic nerve root block

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Case information

rID: 12625
Published: 26th Dec 2010
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Tag: spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included