Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection

OverviewThis outpatient procedure is an injection of a steroid-anesthetic medication. The medication can reduce swelling and inflammation of irritated spinal nerves. This procedure is performed to relieve pain in the lower back and pain that radiates from the back to the legs. The injection takes only a few minutes to...

Radiofrequency Ablation

What is Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) and why is it performed? Radiofrequency Ablation is an injection that uses a specialized machine that generates radiofrequency current. The current is then passed through a special needle placed next to the nerve (medial branch) which carries pain from the facet joints to the spinal...

Medial Branch Block

What is a medial branch block and what are facet joints? Medial branch nerves are very small nerve branches that carry pain messages from the facet joints to the brain where they are experienced. The facet joints are small joints in the back of the spine that form connections between...

Facet Joint Injection

What are facet Joints? The facet joints are small joints in the back of the spine that form connections between each vertebra. If these joints are blocked or numbed, they will not be able to transfer the painful sensation to the brain. Therefore, the facet joint injection procedure is competed...

Epidural Steroid Injection Treatment

What is an epidural steroid injection? An epidural injection is an injection of steroid into the epidural space located in the spine between the bones of the spine and the spinal cord. The steroid reduces the inflammation of the nerve roots as they exit the spine, which can help alleviate...