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A 52-year-old female asked about a 84-year-old female:

4 lumbar facet injection 4 weeks ago. no pain in this area prior. now have soreness in area of injection in center lower back, is this normal?

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Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Low back pain : Yes. Sometimes the injections can irritate the nerves, muscles and joints. Try moist heat and stretching the back in the morning. Apply ice to the back at night. A low profile back brace may help relieve the pain too. If the pain persists then see a neurosurgeon.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Facet Treatments: Its normal everyone is different with the facet injections. If those provide relief but short-lived would recommend medial branch block radiofrequency ablation for more longer lasting relief.

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Last updated Jul 15, 2014

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