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Cervical Selective Nerve Root Block - Neck

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A cervical selective nerve root block is used to diagnose and in some cases, treat nerve pain in the neck.  A variety of conditions can affect the nerves in the neck, which not only can cause pain in the neck, but pain that spreads to the shoulders and arms.  A cervical selective nerve root block places medication directly around a suspected nerve to help determine if it is the source of pain.  If the selective nerve root block relieves the pain, then the doctor can proceed with treatment, which may include additional medication injections or surgery.
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