Lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection

Overview

A lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection is an outpatient procedure during which you receive an injection of a steroid-anesthetic medication, which can reduce swelling and inflammation of irritated spinal nerves. This procedure is performed to relieve pain in your lower back and pain that radiates from your back to your legs. It only takes a few minutes for the injection to be given.