Interventional Spine ProceduresA transforaminal epidural injection is given to patients with leg and/or back pain to relieve pain without invasive surgery.
Transforaminal Epidural Injections
A transforaminal epidural injection is given to patients with leg and/or back pain to relieve pain without invasive surgery. These injections allow the body time to heal in an effort to avoid more invasive surgeries.
Caudal Epidural Steroid Injections
The covering over the nerve roots in the spine is called the dura. The sleeve-like space surrounding the dura is called the epidural space. Nerves travel through the epidural space before they travel into your legs. The nerves leave the spine from small nerve holes. These nerves may become inflamed due to irritation from a damaged disc or from contact with a bone spur. Inflammation of these nerves may cause pain in your low back, hip, buttock, and legs. An epidural injection places anti-inflammatory medicine (cortisone) into the epidural space to reduce nerve inflammation and hopefully reduce your symptoms. By stopping or limiting nerve inflammation we may promote healing, and speed up mother nature, thereby reducing your pain.
Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injections
An epidural injection helps deliver steroids into the epidural space around spinal nerve roots to relieve pain – back pain, leg pain, or other pain – caused by irritated spinal nerves. The epidural steroid injection reduces the inflammation of those nerves, which is often the source of the pain.