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Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
About the treatment
During the procedure, a Desert Pain Specialists nurse or physician will situate the patient in the procedure suite. Your doctor will then sanitize the injection area and administer local anesthesia to the injection site to numb the area and reduce discomfort. Once the procedure area is fully numb, the physician will carefully insert a needle into the targeted procedure area using live fluoroscopy (x-ray) to ensure proper placement.
A contrast dye will then be injected into the area to further ensure correct needle placement. As correct placement is confirmed, the doctor will inject a corticosteroid – anesthetic medication mixture into the area. This part of the procedure typically takes around five minutes to complete.
After the treatment