Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
The major nerves that impact the lower back, legs and feet exit the spine in the lumbar region, or lower back. The nerve roots are located between the spinal cord and outer spine in the epidural space. When a damaged or diseased spinal disc, vertebrae or other spine component causes inflammation or intrusion into the epidural space, this can irritate the spinal nerve roots. This can cause lower back pain, sciatica or radiating pain into the legs or feet. At CLEAR Wellness Group in Chicago, we offer lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections for lower back and leg pain relief.
Shooting pain that starts in the lower back and travels down the leg can be caused by lumbar back problems. Herniated, ruptured or diseased spinal discs are a common cause of sciatica or radiating nerve pain. Other issues can include spinal stenosis or osteoarthritis that causes inflammation or intrusion into the epidural nerve space. A lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection can relieve nerve root irritation and radiating pain caused by spinal disorders.
Relieve Lower Back, Leg and Sciatica Pain
If you have radiating pain from your lower back down to your legs or feet, you may have a lumbar spinal condition. A lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection can help diagnose or identify the source of nerve pain and offer relief. Our experienced pain physicians can perform fluoroscopy-guided injections in the lumbar spine into the epidural space. The injections contain a local anesthetic and steroid that numbs the nerve and relieves inflammation. The procedure can be performed in less than a half hour in most cases. Many patients notice pain relief almost immediately from the local anesthetic, and then prolonged relief after 2-3 days when the steroid takes effect.
If you have chronic lower back or radiating leg pain, you may benefit from a lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection. To learn more about our interventional pain treatment options for back, leg and nerve pain, contact us at CLEAR Wellness Group in Chicago.