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Transforaminal Cervical Injections

How specialized are the transforaminal injections that are done through the side of the neck?  The risk list is horrific and am wondering how to determine which doctor is best or does enough of these.  I am told that the doctors in the city should be more experienced but that technique is very important.  There are not many reviews that distinguish between doctors giving the more common interlaminar injections.  Some articles also indicate that nonparticulate steroids should be used and am not sure what that means or if necessary.  Any advice or assurances for this type of injection or best way to find a doctor that specifically handles this type?  Obviously being done with a fluoroscopy.

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  • A transforaminal injection is an injection of long acting steroid into the opening at the side of the spine where a nerve root exits.There is a small sleeve of the epidural space that extends out over the nerve root for a short distance.  

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