Facet Joint Injections

A facet joint injection, or facet block, is a non-surgical procedure in which a combination anaesthetic/steroid is delivered directly into a facet joint in the spine that may be causing back or neck pain. The purpose of the anaesthetic is to ease the pain; the steroid to relieve inflammation. The effects of the injection may be temporary or permanent, and the procedure also may be used as a diagnostic tool to determine whether the facet joint is the cause of the pain.



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