Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection

Transforaminal epidural steroid injection is a type of treatment used to eliminate pain and inflammation in the nerve roots next to the spine. Many nerves arise from the spinal cord and they exit from the spinal column through small spaces in the vertebrae. The doctor may insert a needle through this space and inject the steroid medication close to the nerve root as it emerges from the spinal cord. This helps in relieving leg pain, back pain, and sciatica pain symptoms

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Is fusion surgery a good option for disc extrusion?

Query: Hi doctor, Four years before, I met with a car accident with no external injury. After a week, I started getting pain in my right buttock and calf area. Later, I was recommended for an MRI and found it was L4-L5 disc extrusion. I underwent the microscopic discectomy the same year. Now, for the pas...  Read Full »


Dr. Palanikumar Chellamuthu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A few observations are as follows. Your pain is on the right side and the MRI (date of examination not visible) says about the disc with stenosis more on left side (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Kindly inform me about any neurologic defects that your do...  Read Full »

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