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facet injections vs epidural injections

A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Baker
14 years experience Neurology
Lumbar inj: Epidural steroid injections are typically focused at the nerve root (typically for pain that radiates or shoots down a limb), whereas the facet joint ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Linville II
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Facet inject vs ESI: Facet injections attempt to place medication into the joints of the spine called facets. These joints can cause neck/back pain when compressed by exte ... Read More
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Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Different Areas: Facet injections are used for typical whiplash and arthritic pain that emanates from the facet joint in the spine which is in the back of spine. The ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
A facet block: Is an injection outside of the spinal canal, on the back/dorsal side of the vertebrae, where as epidural injections go to the space just above the spi ... Read More
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Different: Facet joints are places on the spinal bones where two bones actually meet and articulate, therefore a facet joint injection is into that place where t ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
18 years experience Family Medicine
DDD: Strictly for back pain with radicular symptoms down the legs. One would probably consider facet joint injections first as they are both therapeutic an ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Lumbar facet DJD: Facetogenic pain usually, if disc are degenerative facets are as well , but discogenic pain is complicated to diagnose , and treatments have controver ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
13 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Location: The facet joints are the joints between the vertebra. An epidural injection goes into the epidural space (the space just outside the sac that covers t ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
16 years experience Neurology
Pain generators: facets can be pain generators as well. Likely, you doctor is thinking that the epidural treated part of the problem but facet block may treat the oth ... 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 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
35 years experience Pain Management
Osteopathic Doctor: An osteopathic doctor (do) brings a different perspective than md's, who usually rely on xrays, mri's, meds & injections. A do well-trained in hands-o ... 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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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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zeyad Morcos
22 years experience Neurology
Maybe: Back pain has many etiologies, each treated differently. I suggest to speak to you pain specialist and discuss your case/options.

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