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Nerve pain in the neck that radiates down into the shoulders, arms, and hands can develop when a cervical nerve root is compressed or inflamed due to a degenerated or herniated disc or other degenerative spinal changes.

As the procedure begins, the patient lies face-down and may receive a sedative.

The doctor injects a local anesthetic into the skin over the area that is suspected of being the source of nerve pain.

Under X-ray guidance, the doctor injects a contrast dye to aid in correct placement of the needle at or near the suspected compressed or irritated nerves.

Once the needle is safely positioned, there is a second injection into the nerve root.

The steroid injection often works for a longer period of time than the anesthetic, helping to reduce inflammation and promote healing of irritated nerve roots.

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