Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection or Selective Nerve Root Block
A Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the injection of a steroid-anesthetic medication through an opening at the side of the spine where a nerve root exits, known as the foramen. The medication can reduce swelling and inflammation around the nerve root, thus reducing pain and other symptoms caused by such irritation or inflammation.
Who is a Candidate for a Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection?
This treatment is often recommended for patients experiencing chronic pain due to conditions like herniated discs, spinal stenosis, or nerve root compression (pinched nerves). At SOLUTIONS Pain and Spine, our team performs a comprehensive evaluation to determine if a Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection is the most suitable treatment for your specific condition.
What Can I Expect During the Procedure?
The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis and takes about 30 minutes. Our pain specialist will administer a local anesthetic to numb the injection site, then under fluoroscopic (X-ray) guidance, the steroid-anesthetic medication will be accurately injected into the foramen where the nerve root is being compressed.
Patients often experience immediate pain relief following the procedure and are usually able to return home on the same day. Full benefits from the injection are typically felt within a few days once the steroid begins to work.
Why Choose SOLUTIONS Pain and Spine?
Our team at SOLUTIONS Pain and Spine is highly experienced in performing Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections, ensuring safe and effective care. We believe in educating our patients, providing detailed explanations about the procedure, addressing all concerns, and offering comprehensive aftercare instructions for a smooth recovery.
Our primary goal is to help manage your chronic pain and improve your overall quality of life. If you’re suffering from chronic spinal pain and are interested in learning more about the Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection, please contact us at SOLUTIONS Pain and Spine to schedule a consultation. We’re committed to supporting you on your journey towards a life with less chronic pain.