Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections

Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections

Transforaminal Epidural Injection in San Antonio

Tri City Pain Associates – Interventional Pain Management is home to leg pain experts in San Antonio, as well as physicians specializing in a number of treatments such as discogram, stellate ganglion block, and 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 disc, 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 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 seeing 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 San Antonio 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 our offices at these locations Stone Oak, San Antonio Medical CenterNew BraunfelsSouthwest BriggsNortheast SACorpus ChristiDallasSeguin, and Austin.

What Our Patients are Saying

  • Julie Bailey

    Had a ruptured disc from a car accident this summer that I have been having issues with pain wise. Dr. Dar’s quick service for cortisone shots to help manage the pain has been a lifesaver! Highly recommend.

  • Cliff Fisher

    I am so appreciative of Dr. Dar and his staff. I can see how busy he is, but even so he still takes his time during my appointment to explain what he can do to help me with my lower back pain. Thank you Dr. Dar!

  • Trish Marcos

    Dr. Dar and his staff were very professional and genuinely cared about my comfort and pain management when I was suffering from awful back pain. I really appreciate what they did for me. I finally have my life back and am able to function because of them. Thank you so much Dr. Dar!

  • Art Cruz

    I was referred by Dr. Homero Rodriguez to come and see Dr. Urfan Dar. I used to be a U.S. paratrooper, and after I hurt myself my lower back pain was so terrible that I couldn’t sleep at night. Dr. Dar is so good that I’ve been coming to him since 2002 . Dr. Dar pays attention to me when I tell him where I am hurting, and then takes care of the pain. He’s the best.

  • Misty Wilson

    I struggled for years to find someone who could help me with my Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome pain. P.A. Watson actually listened to me and has been working diligently to ease my pain ever since. I would highly recommend you go see him!!!

  • Lisa Ortiz

    Dr Bengali is wonderful! I had my first C-sp epidural injection, he said it could take up to five days to feel relief. I was having a pain of 7 walking and after I woke up my pain went dramatically down to a 2. I had instant relief. I couldn’t believe it. I was so happy with his team and the results. Thanks Dr. Bengali!

  • Michael Philby

    I have always had a good experience with the doctors, PA’s, and staff in the office. Their caring attitude towards their patients stands out. Another doctor I go to recommended them to me, and I’m glad she did. I’ve had issues with previous pain management offices: lack of caring, feeling like just another patient, rude behavior, extremely long waiting periods to see the doctor, and issues getting prescriptions. I highly recommend Tri-City pain management for issues you may have with chronic pain.

  • Rudy Moncivaiz

    The whole staff is very nice & very friendly! They treat you really well and with respect, the atmosphere is great. Dr. Dar is great, thank you very much!

  • Jennifer Plotts

    I was initially referred to Dr.Tong and I have to say, I was nervous. Well Dr. Tong surprised me, he is the best! He his honest and caring. The girls in the front are friendly also. I will be telling everyone about him, and thank you for helping me.

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