As with all invasive medical procedures, there are potential risks and complications associated with facet joint injections. However, in general, the risk is low and complications are rare.
There are a lot of options, and thus a lot of choices and decisions, when it comes to choosing pain injections. Epidural Steroid Injections. Medial branch nerve blocks. Radiofrequency neurotomy. Prolotherapy. It can be confusing. Each have their own purposes, risks, benefits, and side-effects. Knowing how each works gives you an advantage against your pain.
Facet Joint Injection Procedure
A facet joint injection is a relatively simple, straightforward procedure, and is usually performed in an office based procedure suite or in an ambulatory surgical center.
A hip joint injection may be beneficial for patients suffering from leg, hip, buttock or lower back pain that results from arthritis or injury to the joint.
Learn about several conditions that often indicate a need for lumbar epidural steroid injections, including lumbar disc herniations and degenerative disc disease.
Epidural steroid injections can temporarily relieve many forms of low back pain and leg pain (sciatica) and help a patient progress with rehab and exercise.
Medial Branch Block Results
How do you know if a medial branch block provided positive results? If the pain is improved by at least 80% within the first 4-6 hours, that indicates...
The procedure for medial branch injections involves using X-ray guidance for accuracy and injecting anesthetic into the facet joint(s) of the spine.