What is Lumbar Nerve Block?

Category: Procedures


See also: Cluneal nerve block

Lumbar Nerve Block is an injection of local anesthetic around a group of nerves in your lower back (lumbar area). The lumbar vertebrae, L1-L5, are most frequently involved in back pain because these vertebrae carry the most amount of body weight and are subject to the largest forces and stresses.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 20 5
Bulging disk lower L4 and L5 9 1
Pain in lower back 9 2
Back pain 2 1
Complex regional pain syndrome type I 2 2
Complex regional pain syndrome type II 2 0

Show all 14 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 4
Mild 1
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lumbar Nerve Block

Side effect Patients
Pain in left hip 2
Insomnia 1
Numbness in left leg 1
Pain 1
Sacral pain 1


Based on patients currently having Lumbar Nerve Block

Dosage Patients
as needed 2
one time 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 6
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