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Epidural Steriod Injections
Epidural Steroid Injections
Lower back pain affects eight out of ten Americans at some point in their lives. Ruputured discs or spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal) are common causes of back pain and pain that extends down the leg or arm.

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Facet Injections
Facet Injections
Back pain is extremely common and often self-limiting. Unfortunately, it can become persistent and eventually disabling. Frequently, the cause of the back pain can be traced to a joint in your backbone, or spine called the facet joint.

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Our Services > Facet Injections

Back pain is extremely common and often self-limiting. Unfortunately, it can become persistent and eventually disabling. Frequently, the cause of the back pain can be traced to a joint in your backbone, or spine called the facet joint. The facet joint is an overlapping joint between the vertebrae in your back and often accounts for back complaints.

Pain arising from the facet joints is usually located in the lower back and rarely extends below the knee. The pain can be aggravated by bending backward at the waist. In the neck, facet joint pain can result in headaches, neck and/or shoulder pain. Unfortunately, x-rays or MRIs may not be helpful in diagnosis.

Facet Injection


If my x-rays are normal, how can I be sure that the facet joint is my back pain?
The best way to diagnose facet pain is to inject the joint with pain-relieving medications. A successful facet joint injection will significantly reduce or eliminate your pain. The facet injection technique is critical to achieving pain relief. Your pain management specialist will use sophisticated x-ray equipment to help in correct needle placement. If you have persistent, unchanged pain after the initial injection, it is possible that your pain is from another source. A second procedure may be recommended to confirm the initial diagnosis or to see if pain relief can be maximized. Successful relief of you pain confirms the diagnosis. The duration of relief can be variable, and other treatment options may be recommended to obtain long-term pan relief.

If these injections help, what is next?
Once the diagnosis is confirmed, you will be placed on a regular exercise program to regain pain-free function. Additional procedures may be recommended depending on your response to the treatment program.

Are these injections safe? Are there any side effects from this procedure?
It is possible that this procedure may cause muscle spasms or aggravate your pre-existing pain. These spasms are temporary. Your physician can prescribe medication to reduce your discomfort. Although rare, other adverse events can occur. Please ask your pain management physician to provide additional information so that you are knowledgeable about the risks of the procedure.

Does it hurt?
A local anesthetic is used to numb the skin before the needle is inserted. With the help of the sedation and numbing medications, you will be very comfortable during the procedure. After the procedure, you will not be allowed to drive because of the effects of the anesthesia medications. You may elect to have this procedure done without sedation. Please consult you physician regarding any other questions or concerns.

How do these injections differ from epidural steroid injections?
The facet joints are the overlapping joints located between the vertebrae. They act to stabilize the spine and limit the amount of motion in the spine. These joints are quite a distance from where epidural steroids are injected. Injections placed directly into the facet joint provide a more precise method to treat pain arising from the facet joints.



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