Treatments

Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections

Transforaminal Epidural Injection in San Antonio

Tricity Pain Associates SM is home to leg pain treatment in San Antonio, Texas as well as physicians specializing in a number of treatments including discogram and stellate ganglion block among others. We offer various treatments for almost any type of pain. Whether you are plagued by a migraine for months or have a problem moving due to disjointed spinal discs, our doctors are here to help you get the medical treatment that you deserved.

Why is There a Need for a Transforaminal Injection?

A transforaminal injection is an injection of long-acting steroid into the opening at the side of the spine where a nerve root exits. This opening is known as a foramen.

This procedure reduces the swelling and inflammation of spinal nerve roots as well as other tissues that surround the spinal nerve root. Besides mitigating the swelling, the injection also reduces pain, numbness and other symptoms caused by irritation or inflammation. The treatment is also used to identify the level and source of pain. The injection usually takes five to ten minutes.

What Happens After?

Patients will feel their arm or leg getting heavy or numb depending on the anesthetic used and the location where they are injected. Some patients can still move their arm or leg despite the numbness. It’s not a comfortable process and you will feel certain sensations from the injection, but you will eventually be relieved from the pain in a day or two.

Our San Antonio Pain Doctors are Here to Help

No one wants to live their lives in constant pain. Our pain specialists are here to help you identify your conditions and determine the right cure. From chronic pain treatment to pain injuries, our doctors got you covered.

We also have facet joint experts in charge of taking care of patients suffering from pain in their face and neck.

Call us at 1-844-789-PAIN (7246) or visit us at these locations: Stone Oak, San Antonio Medical Center, New Braunfels, Southwest Briggs, Northeast SA, Corpus Christi, Carrollton, Seguin, and Austin.

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