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

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lumbar Nerve Block

Side effect Patients
Pain in left hip 2
Daytime sleepiness 1
Increased pain 1
Insomnia 1
Numbness in left leg 1
Pain 1

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Based on patients currently having Lumbar Nerve Block

Dosage Patients
as needed 3
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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