Pain in the back and legs can quickly become debilitating, but transforaminal injections can help you find lasting relief. At Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic, we offer transforaminal injections to patients in Orlando, Ocoee and Longwood, FL.
What is a Transforaminal Injection?
A transforaminal injection is a pain management technique that involves the injection of a local anesthetic and a steroid medication into the area between the spine and the spinal cord. This treatment can target some of the many nerves in this area that may be contributing to pain, inflammation and tingling throughout the back or legs. These sensations often limit a person’s ability to perform their normal activities and live comfortably. Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic offers transforaminal injections to help patients find relief from these sensations and enjoy an improved quality of life.
What is a Transforaminal Injection Used to Treat?
The transforaminal injection treatment is used to treat any pain that is caused by irritation or inflammation of the nerves located between the spine and the spinal cord. Conditions like a herniated disc can irritate these nerves, contributing to back pain and other forms of chronic pain. The transforaminal injection soothes inflammation in the area while simultaneously providing long-lasting pain relief with the steroid medication.
What Can I Expect from a Transforaminal Injection?
During the transforaminal injection treatment, a small needle is inserted into the area of the spine where pain is originating. We will ensure that you are adequately numbed for this process. Once the needle is in place, the local anesthetic and steroid medication is injected into the space between the spine and spinal cord. Local anesthesia will provide immediate pain relief, although it will only last for a few hours. Pain may return briefly, but the steroid medication should take effect within a few days, producing the full results of treatment. You will need someone to drive you home after your procedure. During your initial visit with one of our doctors, we will determine the best approach for your transforaminal injection treatment and tell you what you can expect from your treatment.
To learn more about transforaminal injections or determine if you are a good candidate for treatment, contact us today. Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic is proud to offer this treatment to patients living in Ocoee, Orlando, Longwood and the surrounding Florida area.