You may be a good candidate for a transforaminal injection if traditional pain medications are not helping the pain; you continually experience leg numbness as a result of your back issues; you are not taking any blood thinning medication; or you do not have an active infection.
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You may experience immediate temporary relief after the procedure that could last up to several hours. Once the numbing agent wears off, your pain may return. This does not mean that the steroid did not help. The steroid medication typically takes up to 10 days to begin having an effect in most people.