A Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection is an injection of a long-acting steroid into the side of the spine, right where the nerve root exists. This area is also known as the foramen. This injection is a mixture of long-acting steroid medication, saline and local anesthetic and is designed to quickly help prevent nerve pain in the back.
The Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection reduces inflammation and swelling in the spinal nerve roots, making it a popular solution for alleviating back pain. This injection works immediately by numbing the nerve root and can ease lower lack pain anywhere from several days to months, depending on the patient.
Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections cane be used to treat lower back pain. There are millions of people who struggle with low back pain each and every day. This pain can be caused by strain, injury, overuse, certain health conditions, or even just aging. If you experience chronic nagging low back pain, or severe pain when you bend, lift or twist, you may be a candidate for this injection.