Facet Joint Injections
Are you experiencing persistent joint pain that affects your daily activities and quality of life? At SOLUTIONS Pain & Spine, we offer advanced and minimally invasive treatment options, including Facet Joint Injections, to provide effective relief from chronic joint discomfort.
What Are Facet Joint Injections?
Facet Joint Injections are a specialized medical procedure designed to alleviate pain caused by inflammation or dysfunction in the facet joints of the spine. The facet joints, located at the back of the spine, allow for smooth and controlled movement between adjacent vertebrae.
During the procedure, our experienced medical professionals use fluoroscopy (real-time X-ray guidance) to accurately target and inject a combination of anesthetic medication and anti-inflammatory agents directly into the affected facet joints. This helps to reduce inflammation, alleviate pain, and restore mobility.
Conditions Treated by Facet Joint Injections
Facet Joint Injections are commonly used to treat various conditions and provide relief from chronic joint discomfort, including:
Facet joint arthritis: This degenerative condition causes inflammation and stiffness in the facet joints, leading to chronic pain and limited mobility.
Facet joint syndrome: Often associated with spinal conditions like herniated discs or spinal stenosis, facet joint syndrome results in localized pain, muscle spasms, and restricted movement.
Facet joint sprain or injury: Trauma or excessive stress on the facet joints can cause sprains or injuries, resulting in acute or chronic joint pain.
The Facet Joint Injection Process at SOLUTIONS Pain & Spine
At SOLUTIONS Pain & Spine, we prioritize your comfort and safety throughout the entire process. Here’s what you can expect:
Comprehensive evaluation: Our skilled medical team will conduct a thorough assessment of your medical history, symptoms, and diagnostic imaging to determine if facet joint injections are an appropriate treatment option for you.
Procedure preparation: On the day of the procedure, we will provide you with detailed instructions and address any concerns or questions you may have.
Injection procedure: You will be positioned comfortably, and a local anesthetic will be administered to numb the injection site. Under fluoroscopic guidance, the specialist will precisely deliver the medication to the targeted facet joint(s).
Recovery and follow-up: After the procedure, you will be monitored for a short period before being discharged. Our team will provide post-procedure instructions and schedule any necessary follow-up appointments.