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Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections in Atlanta, GA

Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections

Lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections (TFESIs) are a specialized form of lumbar epidural steroid injections, offering a more targeted approach for patients suffering from low back and radiating leg pain. Unlike traditional lumbar epidurals, TFESIs are administered directly to the vicinity where the spinal nerve exits the spine, allowing for precise treatment of the inflamed and irritated nerve root.

At the Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Center in Atlanta, Georgia, our primary focus is non-surgical treatments such as lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections. This procedure has proven highly effective in managing discomfort associated with low back and radiating leg pain.

Our team of experts will inject steroid medication directly into the specific nerve root opening within the spine’s epidural space, thus providing targeted inflammation reduction and relief. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, we're committed to delivering high-quality patient care. Our overarching goal is to enhance your quality of life through precise and effective pain management.

Don't let pain rule your life. Reach out to us today to discuss if lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections could be the right treatment for you. Book your appointment now.

Chronic Low Back & Leg Pain Treatment in Atlanta, GA

Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections for Radicular Pain

At The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Center, we understand the profound burden that conditions like herniated discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica, spondylosis, and bone spurs can inflict on your daily life. Such disorders can often trigger inflammation of the spinal nerves, leading to persistent lower back and leg pain. This pain can transform even the simplest tasks into formidable challenges, stripping you of the pleasure you once found in your cherished activities.

Our specialized treatment, lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections (TFESI), is a minimally invasive solution to alleviate this discomfort. The procedure involves injecting steroid medication directly into the transforaminal space where the spinal nerves exit, accurately targeting the inflamed areas to reduce swelling and provide significant pain relief, improving your quality of life.

Lumbar TFESI could be beneficial if you are experiencing the following symptoms:

  • Persistent or sudden onset of lower back pain
  • Leg pain, particularly pain that radiates from the lower back down the leg
  • Pain extending from the neck to the arms (cervical radiculopathy)

Continuous discomfort attributed to spinal conditions The lumbar TFESI procedure is performed using local anesthesia and cutting-edge imaging technology to ensure precision. Here's what to expect:

  • You will lie face down on an x-ray table.
  • The skin over the injection site will be cleaned and numbed with local anesthesia.
  • Using fluoroscopy (live x-ray), the physician carefully guides a needle into the epidural space.
  • A contrast dye is injected to confirm the needle's correct position.
  • Steroid medication is injected into the epidural space to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.

While Lumbar TFESI does not cure the underlying condition, it offers considerable benefits:

  • Significant pain relief: Many patients report a substantial decrease in pain following the procedure.
  • Improved mobility: The reduction in pain often leads to increased mobility.
  • Enhanced quality of life: With reduced pain and greater mobility, patients usually experience an improved quality of life.
  • Potential avoidance of surgery: For some patients, this treatment provides enough relief to bypass surgery.

If you're dealing with persistent lower back or leg pain, lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections could be the right treatment option for you. The team at The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists is here to help. Schedule a consultation with our experienced team today and start your journey towards a life free from chronic pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of a transforaminal epidural steroid injection?

A transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFESI) is primarily used to relieve pain and reduce inflammation in the affected spinal nerves. This treatment significantly improves patients' quality of life by minimizing discomfort and enabling them to participate effectively in therapy or rehabilitation programs. As a result, patients can return to their regular work, sports, and leisure activities more swiftly and with less discomfort.

How long does a transforaminal epidural last?

The duration of relief a TFESI provides varies and depends on the specific condition being treated. Some patients experience relief for weeks, while others find pain alleviated for months. On average, TFESI pain relief lasts two to six months. If pain recurs, the injection can be repeated. Consult your healthcare provider to understand what to expect based on your circumstances.

Do you accept insurance for lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid Injection?

Yes! The Physicians believe that leading-edge care for chronic back and leg 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 low back and leg pain specialist near me?

If you're experiencing spinal 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.