Facet Joint Injections
Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Facet Joint Injections
The facet joints, found on both sides of the back of the spine, can become painfully irritated or inflamed. A facet joint injection may help diagnose the source of a patient's pain. It can also relieve pain and inflammation.
What are facet joint injections?
This detailed video describes facet joint injections, including overview, skin numbing, placement confirmation, medication injection, and ending the procedure. The steroid will reduce inflammation and pain. The injection can provide relief for a span ranging from several days to several months. Up to three injections may be given per year.