Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection

This procedure specifically targets irritated or inflamed nerve root(s)

– Fluoroscopy (X-Ray) guidance used to identify the target

– Patients are positioned in the prone position (face down) using pillows for comfort

– An area of skin is cleaned to create a sterile field, sterile equipment is also used for the procedure

РThe skin and tissues in the track of needle placement are anesthetized prior to advancing  the needle

– Fluoroscopy views are taken to verify the final needle position

-Contrast dye is used to outline the nerve root and confirm correct positioning of the needle

– Anesthetic and Steroid are then injected into the epidural space

– Needle is removed and band aid is applied to keep the injection site clean