TRANSFORAMINAL EPIDURAL INJECTION
Transforaminal epidural injections are a minimally invasive treatment option commonly given to patients with leg and/or back pain in order to relieve such pain and improve mobility without surgery.
WHAT IS A TRANSFORAMINAL EPIDURAL INJECTION?
Transforaminal epidural injections use the conventional epidural approach. Using X-ray and contrast dye for guidance, the physician uses a thing needle to inject a mixture of local anesthetic and long acting steroid into a specific area of the epidural space known as the foramen, which refers to the opening in between the vertebrae and at the side of the spine where a nerve root exits. Epidural steroid injections are typically performed without sedation, however, it can be administered for patient anxiety and comfort. The procedure takes about 30 minutes and may need to be repeated depending on the patient's response to the medication.
Wondering if transforaminal epidural injections can address your painful condition? Take our 30 second online Pain Assessment Tool to find out. One of our qualified team members will be in touch within one business day to discuss your pain.
WHO CAN GET A TRANSFORAMINAL EPIDURAL INJECTION?
Transforaminal epidural injections a beneficial for patients suffering from various conditions which cause leg and/or back pain, such as herniated discs and foraminal stenosis. This treatment option promotes healing without undergoing surgery after more conservative, non-surgical treatment approaches have failed.
If you suspect transforaminal epidural injections might be a solution for you, take our short Treatment Assessment Tool to tell us a little about what, if anything, you've tried to treat your pain. One of our qualified team members will be in touch within one business day to discuss possible treatment options.