Transforaminal epidural steroid injection efficacy

NOTICE OF FINANCIAL INTEREST: This is to serve as legal notice that the physicians at this location providing my care have a financial interest in The Pain Relief SurgiCenter, Ambulatory Surgery Center of Killeen, Pain Specialists of Austin Pharmacy and Hunter’s Creek Pharmacy. All patients are free to choose any facility for obtaining services or prescriptions that are ordered for them during the course of their care. Physicians include the following: Hans Bengtson, Scott Campbell, Teddrick Dunson, Daniel Frederick, Douglas Freiberger, Genero Gutierrez, Gary Heath, Matthew Hellman, Vivek Mahendru, Pankaj Mehta, Eric Miller, Rahul Sarna, Samuel Stevens, Derrick Wansom, Stuart Zweikoft.

In many cases, vertebral fractures can be treated through conservative methods such as bed rest, a back brace or pain medication. However, patients with osteoporosis or whose fractures have caused severe, long-term pain may benefit from a minimally invasive procedure such as vertebroplasty to relieve symptoms. This procedure is also recommended for patients who are too weak to undergo spinal surgery, or have a malignant tumor within the spine that has caused vertebral damage. Vertebroplasty is most effective when performed on fractures that are less than six months old.

The Injection: These injections are done in the operating room on the  operating room table with fluoroscopic guidance. They are usually performed in the face down or prone position on the operating room table. Antiseptic solution is placed over the low back or cervical or thoracic region at the site of the injection. Under sterile technique a generous amount of local anesthetic is placed with a very small gauge needle over that site. This is followed with a special epidural needle, which is advanced under fluoroscopic guidance until a specific nerve root is targeted. This is then followed with a solution of either normal saline or local anesthetic and steroid. The patient is once again kept in the surgical suite for 30 to 45 minutes for evaluation during and after the procedure. After the injection you may get immediate pain relief or it may take several days. Complications: If local anesthetic is used your legs, arms or thoracic region may be weak or numb for several hours so do not drive. You may want to use a heating pad or hot water bottle that night if your back is sore. Upon your next visit be prepared to tell your doctor what level your pain went to and whether it has returned to that level or a lower one.

Kenalog in blood - Derby et al. "Size and aggregation of corticosteroids used for epidural injections"

  • Depo-Medrol also formed large aggregations in the study by Tiso et al [6]
  • Celestone Soluspan formed large aggregations only in the Derby et al study  [7 ]
  • It is speculated that these large aggregates occlude smaller vessels, and thus lead to infarction .
  • Injection of methylprednisolone vs dexamethasone vs prednisolone into the vertebral artery of pigs – see summary of study here

    Transforaminal epidural steroid injection efficacy

    transforaminal epidural steroid injection efficacy

    Kenalog in blood - Derby et al. "Size and aggregation of corticosteroids used for epidural injections"

  • Depo-Medrol also formed large aggregations in the study by Tiso et al [6]
  • Celestone Soluspan formed large aggregations only in the Derby et al study  [7 ]
  • It is speculated that these large aggregates occlude smaller vessels, and thus lead to infarction .
  • Injection of methylprednisolone vs dexamethasone vs prednisolone into the vertebral artery of pigs – see summary of study here

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