FR

Lumbar foraminal block

* This procedure is done by computed tomography (CT-Scan) in Westmount Square

This examination allows the injection of a medication (dexamethasone) accompanied by a local analgesic near a foramen (small opening through a nerve located on each side of the spine). The goal of this procedure is to relieve recurring pain often caused by compression on the nerve.

Examination duration 30 MINUTES


Examinations NOT COVERED by the RAMQ


PREPARATION

Fast three (3) hours before the examination. Have someone accompany you to the clinic.