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Epidural Injections - Neck (Cervical Transforaminal Steroid Injection)

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Cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injections are a non-surgical option to ease pain in the neck, shoulder and upper extremity.  The neck is a vulnerable part of the spine and is susceptible to injury and degeneration.  A variety of conditions can cause pinched nerves in the neck, which not only can cause pain in the neck, but pain that spreads to the shoulders and arms.  Cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injections deliver medication directly to the affected area, and can be used as a diagnostic tool and as a treatment modality.

 

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