Sciatica pain is described as radicular pain that can be sharp, radiating and can cause shooting pain from the low back down into the leg. Transforaminal injections into the opening at the side of the spine where the nerve root exists are also referred to as transforaminal epidural blocks.
Fluoroscopic low dose x-ray guided transforaminal epidural steroid injections may help reduce radicular pain and improve standing, walking and activity in patients with sciatica pain. Illinois Pain Institute physicians can help reduce sciatica pain and are expertly trained in transforaminal injections. Sedation may be provided.