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Nerve root injection (dorsal root ganglion block)

A dorsal root ganglion block – also sometimes referred to as a nerve root injection, or a transforaminal epidural – is an injection of local anaesthetic and steroid around the dorsal root ganglion, which looks like a small swelling on the nerve that joins the spinal cord and contains nerves that carry sensation. The sensory nerves enter through a hole referred to as the intervertebral foramen, which means anaesthetic and steroid may spread to the epidural space when the injection is carried out (this is why the treatment is also sometimes referred to as a transforaminal epidural). Dorsal root ganglion blocks are used mainly for localised radicular pain (sciatic leg or arm pain) pain, most commonly in the lumbar region, where simpler measures have not helped. Again, the effects can vary from person to person, with some experiencing a long-lasting significant reduction in pain, and the injections are usually undertaken alongside other treatments, such as physiotherapy.

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The London Independent Hospital
1 Beaumont Square, London E1 4NL

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The London Independent Hospital
1 Beaumont Square, London E1 4NL

0808 101 0337

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London Clinic
20 Devonshire Pl, Marylebone, London W1G 6BW

02079354444

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Lycahealth Canary Wharf
1 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London E14 4HD

020 7132 1440

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Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth
60 Grove End Rd, London NW8 9NH

020 7806 4000

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Blackheath Hospital
40-42 Lee Terrace, Blackheath, London SE3 9UD

020 8318 7722

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London Bridge Hospital
27 Tooley St, London SE1 2PR

020 7407 3100

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Bupa Cromwell Hospital
164-178 Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW5 0TU

020 7460 2000

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The Wellington Hospital
Wellington Pl, London NW8 9LE

020 3733 5344

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Highgate Hospital
17-19 View Rd, Highgate, London N6 4DJ

020 8341 4182

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Otima health
19 Harley St, Marylebone, London W1G 9QJ

020 7036 8800

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Harris Private and International Patient Unit, Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond St, London WC1N 3JH

020 7405 9200

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The Portland Hospital
205-209 Great Portland St, London W1W 5AH

020 3627 1534

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