Lumbar Sympathetic Ganglion Block
A Lumbar Sympathetic ganglion block can be performed for many conditions causing chronic pain of the legs, such as Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) of the lower extremities. The lumbar sympathetic trunk consists of sympathetic fibers that originate in the lower thoracic and L2 segments. Lumbar sympathetic block is performed to relieve pain in the lower extremities. Blockade is classically achieved through a paraspinous approach, with injection at the anterior lateral aspect of the vertebral body on the side of the painful extremity.
What conditions can this treat?
- Complex Regional Pain
- Syndrome (CRPS)
- Phantom limb pain
- Post-herpetic neuralgia (shingles pain)
- Poor circulation in the lower extremities