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Sacral Nerve Root Block (X-Ray Fluoroscopy-Guided Method, Ultrasound-Guided Method)

  • Yoshihide Terada
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Abstract

Sacral nerve root block is indicated for lumbosacral radicular pain and perineal pain. The most common sacral nerve root block is the S1 root. The S3–S5 nerve root is blocked using a fluoroscopy-guided method. An ultrasound-guided method is useful for identifying (certain) posterior sacral foramina. It can be easier and more reliable to combine the fluoroscopy- and ultrasound-guided methods for sacral nerve root block.

Keywords

Sacral nerve root block Ultrasound-guided X-ray-guided 

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© Springer Japan KK, part of Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshihide Terada
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  1. 1.Osato Pain ClinicSaitamaJapan

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