Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection

Nerve root in the cervical spine sometimes becomes compressed, resulting in neck, arm and shoulder pain. A Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection can be a viable option to relieve pain associated with this nerve irritation. At the beginning of the procedure, the vertebra and nerve root are located, and a local anesthetic is applied in a patient’s neck to numb all associated tissues. A needle is inserted through the anesthetized tissue, and the Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection, a mixture of steroids and anesthetics, is applied around the irritated nerve to help sooth it.