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Cervical Pain Solutions in Atlanta, GA

Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection

A cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injection is a procedure aimed at relieving pain in the neck, shoulder, and arm, often associated with the compression of a nerve root in the cervical spine. Conditions like herniated discs and spinal stenosis can result in the compression of nerves, causing inflammation and pain.

The procedure involves the injection of anti-inflammatory medicine into the epidural space around the spinal nerves. This medication helps reduce the swelling of nerves. Cervical epidural steroid injections are considered one of the most commonly performed interventions for managing chronic neck pain.

At The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Center, we understand the impact that neck pain can have on your daily life. Our team of highly qualified professionals is dedicated to providing innovative and tailored treatment plans for our patients. If you're struggling with chronic neck pain, contact us today to schedule an appointment and find out if a cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injection may be right for you.

Chronic Cervical Pain Treatment in Atlanta, GA

Relieving Chronic Pain with Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections

At The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Center, we understand that chronic pain can have a significant impact on your quality of life. Our expert team is committed to helping you regain control and live free from debilitating pain. We specialize in various treatments, including cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injection (CTESI), a minimally invasive procedure designed to address chronic neck, shoulder, and arm pain.

Symptoms Indicating the Need for CTESI:

The following symptoms often indicate the need for a cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injection:

  • Persistent pain in the neck, shoulder, or arm
  • Radiating numbness
  • A burning sensation
  • A "pins and needles" sensation

It's important to note that while these symptoms may suggest the need for CTESI, a comprehensive medical evaluation is necessary to determine the appropriate treatment plan.


The CTESI procedure involves injecting a steroid medication into the epidural space between two vertebrae or near a nerve in the neck or upper back area. The medication works to reduce inflammation and relieve associated pain by coating the nerve roots near the injection area.

Benefits of CTESI:

There are several advantages to opting for a CTESI:

  • Pain Relief: CTESI can provide significant relief from chronic pain in the neck, shoulder, and arm regions.
  • Diagnostic Tool: It can also be used as a diagnostic tool to identify the specific source of pain.
  • Less Invasive: Compared to surgery, CTESI is less invasive and carries fewer risks.
  • Fast Recovery: Patients typically recover quickly from the procedure.
  • No Hospital Stay: The procedure does not require a hospital stay, making it more convenient for patients.
  • Targeted Treatment: CTESI allows for targeted treatment. The injection is administered directly into the area causing pain, which can lead to more effective pain relief.
  • Reduced Dependence on Pain Medication: By addressing the source of the pain, CTESI can reduce a patient’s reliance on oral pain medication.
  • Improved Quality of Life: By alleviating chronic pain, CTESI can significantly improve patients' quality of life, allowing them to return to daily activities.

Living with chronic pain can feel like an uphill battle, but at The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Center, we believe in making the impossible possible. Our team is committed to creating a personalized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and helps you reclaim your life from chronic pain. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. Together, let's take the first step towards a life free from chronic pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections last for neck pain? 

Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection can provide relief for a few weeks or even months, but its effects vary depending on factors like inflammation and individual response.

How many Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid injections will I need?

The number of injections you'll need can vary based on your condition and how you respond to the initial injection. For chronic conditions, it's common to have three to six months or more between injections. Your doctor will evaluate your response to the treatment and decide if more injections are necessary.

How can I get started with the best chronic cervical pain specialist near me?

Yes! The Physicians believe that leading-edge care for chronic pain should be accessible to everyone who needs it, and we’re proud to accept insurance from providers across the Atlanta area.   Visit our Insurance page to see our list of accepted providers.

How can I get started with the best neck pain specialist near me?

If you're experiencing chronic cervical pain and are looking for the best specialist near you, The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists can help. You can easily schedule an appointment with us through our online tool or by giving us a call. Our team of experts will assess your condition and provide personalized treatment options to help alleviate your pain. Don't wait any longer, contact us today.