Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
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This outpatient procedure is an injection of a steroid-anesthetic medication. The medication can reduce swelling and inflammation of irritated spinal nerves. This procedure is performed to relieve pain in the lower back and pain that radiates from the back to the legs. The injection takes only a few minutes to complete.
What is a lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection?
This detailed video describes a lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection, including preparation, anesthetic injection, needle insertion, contrast solution injection, medication injection, and ending the procedure. The patient may feel significant relief after one injection. Some patients may need multiple injections before they feel the full benefit of the medication.