Facet Joint Injections
A facet joint injection is prescribed to treat pain in the back or neck. The procedure involves injecting a small amount of local anaesthetic and steroid into one or more facet joints.
PCC generally does not perform facet joint injections. A diagnostic medial branch block (on either cervical or lumbar medial branches) are more accurate, and radio frequency denervation is more effective for treating facet joint pain long-term.
We prescribe facet joint injections to patients who have previously undergone and experienced success from them. Facet joint injections can provide valuable information surrounding your pain. If they relieve your pain for even just a few hours, this can signify that your facet joints are the root of your discomfort–and radio frequency facet joint denervation may be an effective strategy to manage your back or neck pains long-term.
Please discuss facet joint injections with your general practitioner, or contact us directly for more information if this condition applies to you.
The contents contained within this page are not a substitute for health professionals' advice, diagnosis, or treatment. We advise that you seek advice from a qualified healthcare practitioner. We fully disclose that any surgical or invasive procedures come with risks.
For more details on how to relieve or treat chronic pain, you can reach out to one of our pain specialists at any of our pain care clinic locations. We establish a caring relationship and provide patients with pain relief when needed the most.