Treatments Offered- Facet Injections

In this procedure steroid (strong anti-inflammatory medicine) and local anesthetic (numbing medicine) is injected into the facet joint, which is a small joint between the two adjacent vertebrae. Steroid reduces the inflammation of the joint and helps with the pain.

During this procedure, the patient lies face down on a procedure table. The area is cleansed with an antiseptic solution. The area is first anesthetized by numbing medicine. A needle is then placed in a proper position with X-ray guidance (Fluoroscopy). After needle placement, contrast material (X-ray dye) is injected to confirm proper needle position. Following that, the steroid is injected. The actual procedure takes only 5-10 minutes. It can be done under local anesthetic only or under local anesthetic with conscious sedition as desired.

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Disclaimer: This information is for general informational purpose only. Specific recommendation for your pain condition can be made only after evaluation by Dr. Shukla.


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