Transforaminal Epidural Injection

What is a Transforaminal Epidural Injection?

A Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection (TFESI) is an epidural steroid injection using the transforaminal technique.

This is an advanced injection technique that directs the needle obliquely off-center instead of going through the center of the back or neck.

Our skilled physicians place the needle so that it only travels through skin and muscle without ever entering the central spinal canal.

The transforaminal technique allow our doctors to then place the medication solution immediately next to a herniated disc or injured nerve root so that the majority of the steroid and local anesthetic medication is delivered precisely to the targeted painful structure.

Pain relief afforded by epidural steroids may allow a larger and more pain free range of motion. This increases the effectiveness of physical therapy in preserving muscle strength and range of motion. Once the medication is delivered, our patients can continue physical rehabilitation with our team.

Note from the Doctor

From Dr. Nasser: The benefit of the injections are to break the cycle of pain, reduce inflammation and improve the results of spine and physical rehab. They are safe, very effective and I am happy to explain this procedure in detail.


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