What is Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections?

Category: Procedures


Generic name: Epidural Steroid Injection

A transforaminal epidural steroid injection is an injection of long acting steroid into the opening (foramen) at the side of the spine where a nerve roots exits.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain in lower back 2 0
Sciatic nerve pain 2 1
Arthritis pain in shoulder joints 1 0
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo 1 1
Dizziness 1 1
Facet joint pain 1 0

Show all 13 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections

Side effect Patients Percentage
Facial flushing 1
Jumpiness (startling easily) 1
Migraine headaches 1
Mood swings 1


Based on patients currently taking Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections

Dosage Patients Percentage
1 yearly 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections.