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Transforaminal Epidural Injection 

The transforaminal epidural injection is a kind of spinal injection that can ease swelling and pain in the spine from various causes. It can also help identify the specific nerve that is causing the pain. The injection goes through a tiny hole in the spinal bone known as a foramen. A steroid drug and sometimes a numbing agent is delivered to the epidural space where a spinal nerve comes out in a transforaminal epidural injection. Lumbar, thoracic, or cervical are the different kinds of transforaminal injections based on the spine area that is treated.

Why Transforaminal Epidural Injection is used ?  

I- Chronic/severe  back pain that radiates to the  legs and does not respond to other treatments

- Inflamed nerve roots that cause pain in the spine due to conditions such as bone spurs, scoliosis, spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis, spinal compression, nerve damage, or idiopathic nerve pain

- Lumbar disc herniations, foraminal stenosis, or lateral disc herniations

- For the Diagnosis of the specific nerve root level that is causing the pain, this is called selective nerve root injection.

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