Can you explain what Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections are?

Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections are a type of treatment that accesses the epidural space by making a small opening called a neuroforamen through a lateral approach. This space is where the nerves from our spine start their journey to the rest of our body, and that’s why back pain often causes leg pain.

Would I be eligible for Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections?

Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections are a commonly used, minimally invasive, non-surgical option for alleviating back and leg pain caused by irritated nerves in the lumbar spine. If you are experiencing low back pain accompanied by sharp pain radiating into one or both legs, your healthcare provider may recommend this injection as a treatment option for irritations such as herniated or degenerating discs, as well as arthritic spinal joints.