Injury: Herniated disc in a lumbar nerve
root requiring two surgeries and physical therapy.
The success ratio of the lumbar nerve
root blocking is over 95% in our study; this indicates that, in both approaches, the drug is able to be delivered at the periradicular space.
However, efforts to achieve greater uniformity have been successful with the development of reproducible grading systems such as The Combined Task Force nomenclature for lumbar disc disease (updated in 2014) (22) and the van Rijn criteria for lumbar nerve
Lumbar plexus blocks produce anesthesia of most of the lumbar nerve
roots and some of the sacral nerve roots.
This pair of foramina gives passage to fifth pair of sacral and coccygeal nerve and fifth pair of lumbar nerve
Marc Tadie and colleagues (France) have rerouted lumbar nerve
roots from below the injury site to the spinal cord above the injury site, creating a functional neuronal pathway from brain to paralysis-affected leg muscles.
Broadly speaking, the technique for lumbar nerve
root injection is similar to the transforaminal injection.