TRANSFORAMINAL LUMBAR EPIDURALS
Transforaminal lumbar epidurals are widely used to relieve pain and increase mobility in the legs and back without surgery. Usually, transforaminal lumbar epidurals are administered to patients suffering from radicular pain or radiculopathy, a compressed nerve in the spine, when other forms of treatment have proven ineffective.
WHAT ARE TRANSFORAMINAL LUMBAR EPIDURALS?
During a transforaminal injection, a small-gauge blunt needle is inserted into the epidural space through the body opening of the exiting nerve root. This needle is smaller than what is used during a conventional epidural. The procedure is performed with the patient lying face down.
Wondering if a transforaminal lumbar epidural 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 TRANSFORAMINAL LUMBAR EPIDURALS?
The ideal patient for transforaminal lumbar epidurals has tried other minimally invasive and non-surgical treatments, but those treatments have failed or are no longer working. Transforaminal lumbar epidurals are used to alleviate pain while providing more time for patients with ongoing leg or back pain to heal, without surgery. Long-term success rates for transforaminal epidural injections ranges from 71 - 84%.
If you suspect a transforaminal lumbar epidural 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.