Facet Block

box1Facet block joint injections are a minimally invasive procedure intended to reduce swelling and inflammation of the nerves around your facet joints. Facet joints connect the vertebrae to your spine. When you feel pain in these joints, medial branch nerves will transmit pain signals from your facet joints to your brain. Pain can be felt in your upper back, shoulders, or hips

The procedure includes a corticosteroid and a local anesthetic for pain relief. The targeted area will be cleansed, treated with a numbing medicine, and then a small needle will be inserted. Pain relief can last for weeks or years depending on whether the joints targeted were the main source of pain.


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