What is the Transforaminal Injection Treatment Like?
The first step of the transforaminal injection treatment is applying a local anesthetic to the treatment area. This helps to relieve any discomfort that may occur during the injection process. Once the skin is numbed, we will use ultrasound technology to carefully insert a needle into the appropriate opening in the spine where a nerve root is found. Once properly positioned, the injection will be performed and the treatment will be complete. The full treatment takes less than an hour to perform. You may experience some soreness or bruising after your treatment, but these effects will fade within a few days.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Transforaminal Injections?
After your transforaminal injection treatment, you will notice immediate pain relief due to the local anesthetic that is injected. This will wear off in a few hours, and pain may return briefly. The steroid medication will take effect within a few days, and you can enjoy long-lasting pain relief at this point. The results from your transforaminal injection can last between several weeks and several months. The exact duration of these results will vary, so we will help you determine the kind of results that you can expect during your initial visit.