Facet Joint Injections

Each vertebra in the spine is connected to the vertebra above and below it by facet joints, which are located on both sides of the rear of the spine. A facet joint block can be both diagnostic and therapeutic for back or neck pain. A facet joint block injection can confirm whether the facet joints are indeed the source of pain and can help relieve the pain and inflammation.

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Related Pain Disorders

  • Facet Joint Syndrome

    This condition is a deterioration of the facet joints, which help to stabilize the spine and limit excessive motion. The facet joints are lined with cartilage and surrounded by a lubricating capsule that enables the vertebrae to bend and twist. more

  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome

    Post laminectomy syndrome, also called failed back syndrome, is a continuous and chronic pain that can develop after certain types of back surgery. more

  • Spondylolisthesis

    In this condition, damage to the bones or joints causes vertebrae to slip forward and distort the spinal cord. The animation will show two types of spondylolisthesis, degenerative and isthmic. more