Want relief from back joint pain? Approximately 50% of patients experience pain relief after facet blocks that can last from several days to several months or even years. The pain relief provided by a facet block injection can help patients better tolerate their prescribed physical therapy regimen to rehabilitate their back. Facet joint injections can also be used to diagnose the cause and location of a patient’s pain and provide pain relief.
What Are Facet Joint Injections?
Facet block injections are a minimally invasive procedure that:
- Can relieve neck or back pain caused by inflamed facet joints, which are the small joints at each segment of your spine that provide stability and help guide motion.
- Are guided by fluoroscopy — a viewing instrument that uses real-time X-rays — to inject a steroid solution into the facet joint capsule to reduce inflammation.
- They are often effective at relieving pain in your cervical (neck), thoracic (upper back), or lumbar (lower back) facet joints.
Conditions Treated by Facet Block Injections
Why Choose PMIR Medical Center?
At PMIR Medical Center, our team of medically trained pain management specialists understands your pain and the most effective way to treat it. We use standards of excellence, state-of-the-art equipment, and innovative procedures to develop customized integrative treatment plans to help you achieve long-term, sustainable pain relief. To learn more about how we can help you return to a pain-free, productive lifestyle, schedule an appointment with a PMIR physician today.