This diagnostic procedure is performed to identify a painful facet joint. The facet joints are the joints between the vertebrae in the spine. They allow the spine to bend, flex and twist.
The patient lies on his/her stomach. The skin of the back is cleaned with antiseptic solution and is injected with local anesthetic, after which the nerve block is performed under X-ray guidance. If the facet joints are the source of pain, you should benefit from the injection immediately. Depending upon the medication injected, the effect can last from 1 hour to 6 hours or moreMEET OUR TEAM