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Facet Injections 

What is a Facet Injection? A Facet Injection is a type of spinal injection to temporarily block the pain signals coming from the medial nerves. Medial nerves run through the facet  joints. Facet joints are joints in your spine that allow for movement between vertebrae.

Lumbar Facet Injections

Overview:

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.

Preparation:

In preparation for the procedure, the physician numbs the skin and tissue above the facet joint with an injection of local anesthetic.

Cervical Facet Injections

Overview:

These injections help your doctor find or treat pain in the facet joints of your neck. Facet joints are found on both sides of your spine. Your vertebrae connect at these joints.