What you should know about Lumbar sympathetic blocks.
Lumbar sympathetic blocks are done to block the sympathetic nerves supplying the legs. Certain types of pain such as pain arising from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), which was formally known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), can be diagnosed and alleviated through lumbar sympathetic blocks. Lumbar sympathetic blocks are also useful in some patients with vascular problems in the lower extremities.
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