The Impact of Vitamin D Deficiency to Treatment Success of Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection

ÖZTÜRK E. C. , ŞENCAN S. , Sacaklidir R., ALBAYRAK O. , GÜNDÜZ O. H.

PAIN PHYSICIAN, vol.24, no.5, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Title of Journal : PAIN PHYSICIAN


Background: Transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFESI) is an interventional technique used to relieve disc herniation related back and radicular pain. Although few studies have investigated the factors predicting positive outcomes after TFESI, there is no data concerning the possible relationship between pre-procedure serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels and the response to TFESI.