Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
Lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections involve injecting a steroid into the epidural space where the irritated nerve roots are located. These injections are used to help reduce pain in the lower back and pain that radiates to the legs caused by a herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, or spinal stenosis. The transforaminal approach can achieve longer lasting pain relief.
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Epidural steroid injections deliver medication directly (or very near) the source of pain generation. In contrast, oral steroids and painkillers have a dispersed, less-focused impact and may have unacceptable side effects. Additionally, since the vast majority of pain stems from chemical inflammation, an epidural steroid injection can help control local inflammation while also “flushing out” inflammatory proteins and chemicals from the local area that may contribute to and exacerbate pain.
Most studies report that more than 50% of patients find measurable pain relief with epidural steroid injections. They also underscore the need for patients to enlist the services of professionals with extensive experience administering injections, and who always use fluoroscopy to ensure accurate placement.
WILL MY INSURANCE COVER THIS PROCEDURE?
Most insurance carriers do cover this procedure. Your out of pocket cost depends on the plan you have but our staff will be happy to contact your insurance carrier to get the details and answer any other questions you may have. Call us anytime.