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Old 07-07-2004, 08:52 AM   #7
mlachowicz
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Re: Transforaminal Epidural Steriod Injection

Sara

If it is the same shot that I was given it is a mix of a steroid, pain medicine & anti-inflamatory. They make you lie on your stomach and with a machine they locate the exact sopt where they want to give you the injection. Once they find it, the tell you what you will feel, and they administer the shot. The shot is a temparary relief of pain (pain med) and a direct dose of anti-inflamartory directly into the area that is most problemsome.

I will be honest with you, it was very painful to me, I do think that you should do ample research on all areas of this topic prior to going ahead with it. For some people it works wonders, for others it is a no-no.

I wish you luck in your decision!

~M~