Transforaminal Epidural Injection is a medical procedure designed to alleviate pain by delivering anti-inflammatory medications directly to the affected nerves in the spinal area. This technique involves injecting medications into the foramen, a small opening in the spine through which nerves exit the spinal cord. The injection targets the area where nerves may be compressed or inflamed, providing relief from conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and radiculopathy.

Procedure Overview

Initial Assessment

Before undergoing a Transforaminal Epidural Injection, our experienced medical team will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your medical history, symptoms, and relevant diagnostic tests. This assessment helps us determine whether this procedure is appropriate for your condition.

Preparation & Anesthesia

On the day of the procedure, you will be comfortably positioned on an examination table. The injection site will be sterilized to ensure a clean environment and reduce the risk of infection. To ensure your comfort during the procedure, local anesthesia will be administered to numb the skin and tissues around the injection site.

Needle Placement and Injection

Using fluoroscopy or other imaging guidance, a thin needle is carefully guided to the target area near the affected nerve roots. Once in position, a medication mixture containing corticosteroids and anesthetics is injected to provide pain relief and reduce inflammation.

Benefits of Trigger Point Injections

Transforaminal Epidural Injections offer precise pain relief by delivering medications directly to the affected nerves causing pain.

The anti-inflammatory properties of corticosteroids help reduce inflammation and swelling around compressed or irritated nerves.

Many patients experience prolonged pain relief due to the anti-inflammatory effects of corticosteroids.

Reduced pain and inflammation can lead to improved movement and functionality.

Recovery and Follow-Up

After the injection, you may experience mild soreness at the injection site. This is normal and should resolve within a few days. It’s important to monitor your pain levels and any changes in your symptoms. Our medical team will provide you with post-procedure guidelines, including activity recommendations. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled to assess your progress and the effectiveness of the Transforaminal Epidural Injection.