Facet Joint Injection

Facet Joint Injection

Facet Joint Injection Treatments

A facet joint injection is a diagnostic and therapeutic tool used to locate pain affecting the facet joints. Facet joints are structures in between vertebrae that allow the spine to move. Overtime, facet joints may become worn down from aging, or degenerative conditions such as arthritis and osteoporosis. These injections contain a combination of anesthetics and pain medication, and are injected into the spine with the help of diagnostic imagining (fluoroscopy) and contrast dye. If a facet joint injection provides relief to the area treated, other interventional therapies such as radiofrequency neurotomy may be considered for prolonged relief.

The first step in treating your pain is to get an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms. Based on your diagnosis, you and your doctor can determine your best treatment options. At The Pain Center, we offer traditional and state-of-the-art therapies to treat your pain and help get you back to your normal activities.

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