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Category: Neurology
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Experience:  Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.
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Have had an injection into the L4 nerve root sleeve. Appears

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Have had an injection into the L4 nerve root sleeve.
Appears not to have worked as I am on high dose lyrica and panadiene forte.
Have been referred to a neorosurgoen.
What is the next step
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
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What is the underlying problem for which the nerve root injection was done?
What test was done to identify the problem?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Under radiologist with ultra sound
CT scan
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
What is the underlying problem for which the nerve root injection was done?
Do you have the report of the CT scan?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I do
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
Could you attach the CT scan report?
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
I have not yet received information about the underlying cause or the CT scan report.
The next options would depend upon the underlying cause and anatomy. For most underlying causes, they would prefer a trial of physical therapy before considering surgery, but there is a good chance that this has already been tried, since they are now referring you to a Neurosurgeon. When surgery is contemplated, the most common surgeries are either a fusion or a discectomy.