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does facet joint injections help with back pain

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Dr. Carl Spivak
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
There : There are many causes of back pain including disks, bones, facet joints, muscles, nerves, spinal cord and other organ systems. Facet joint commonly c ... Read More
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Dr. Alvin Stein
60 years experience Pain Management
PROLOTHERAPY: You need to learn about and have prolotherapy and better to avoid surgery. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org to find a doctor that will get ... Read More
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
See a Surgeon: If your pain is bad enough you are contemplating surgery, the only way to know if it will help is to find a good spine surgeon to give you advice.

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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It varies.: If your neck pain is coming from one or more bulging/herniated discs, then the injections may be quite beneficial. They are not as predictable for bon ... Read More
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Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Hard to say: Depends on your pain issue. Facet injections are helpful and can be long-lasting, however if your get short lived relief you may need to get evaluat ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
24 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Bulging discs: The fact that there are bulging discs, might have nothing to do with your pain. There are lots of people with bulging discs (a normal phenomenon of a ... Read More
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Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
22 years experience Anesthesiology
Injections: If you have many causes for back pain, it may be harder for these injections to work. Sometimes we give these injections to find the source of most o ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
21 years experience Neurosurgery
Back pain: Most patients with back pain are best treated with weight loss, core strengthening, regular exercise, regular stretching, and anti-inflammatory meds a ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carl Spivak
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Back : Back pain maybe caused by the disks, facet joints, muscles, nerves, spinal cord not to mention other organ systems. Facet joint arthritis is a common ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
36 years experience Pain Management
Yes: There is nothing about an epidural injection with will impede performance of a facet joint injection.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Why?: Although i used to give them, studies by deyo, et al, and others more recently, have shown little benefit over a systemic steroid injection. The inje ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Ndeto
45 years experience Anesthesiology
Did the pain go away: Facet joint injections are a diagnostic and therapeutic tool that is employed by pain medicine specialists. The goal is to see if your familiar pain g ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
You should have: Relief if it is done the way.
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