The facet joints connect each vertebra in your spine to the one above or below it. In some cases, your back or neck pain may originate in these joints. Facet joint injections can be used as a therapeutic and diagnostic treatment to target the joint causing you pain. During this treatment, you will receive a local anesthetic before a needle is guided by X-ray imaging into the target joint.
Contrast dye is used to confirm placement of the needle before anesthetic and anti-inflammatory medication are injected directly into the area. You may experience immediate relief from the anesthetic, while the anti-inflammatory medication often takes up to a week and a half to completely reduce inflammation and address the true source of your pain.
Could facet joint injections relieve your back pain for a more comfortable everyday life? Contact Non-Surgical Orthopaedics today at 770-421-1420 to explore your holistic treatment options for back and neck pain. You can learn more about orthopaedic care and how we can help you finance your treatment by visiting our website.