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Can You Tell Me What Is A Cervical Facet Joint
Neck joints: Most people think of their spine as the vertebrae and discs, but those are the structures in the front. The spinal cord sits in the middle, and is protected by additional bony structures in the back. Where the back bones meet the front bones, there are joints on either side of the midline called facet joints. These joints are tiny, typically capable of holding less than less than 1cc of fluid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain Management: How long can the positive effects of a cervical facet joint nerve block diagnostic test last before retreatment (been 1 month now)?
Pain Management: Had a cervical facet joint nerve block that worked! Dr. now offers me a facet joint denervation that lasts longer. Should I do it?
Discuss pros & cons: Radiofrequency denervation can have longer lasting effects than nerve block injections. Adverse effects are uncommon and include the possibility of an increase in pain or permanent neurological problems (numbness, weakness). Discuss the risks, benefits, and your concerns with a pain management specialist. http://asipp.org/documents/Cohenetal2FactorsPredictingSuccessandFaiure.pdf ...Read more
Is cervical interlaminar epidural block always better than cervical facet block? If interlaminar was no help, can facet joint block be helpful?
Good idea.: This may be possible in the future. I do not know of any technology such as this that we have access to currently. Artificial discs are being used in the spine, but so far, no replacement for the actual facet joints. ...Read more
I had 3 cervical facet joint injection yesterday. Is it normal for my neck to have extreme pain and stiffness? What to do for the pain?
Which is better and more accurate for cervical facet joint block : when done with sonogram or c-arm guided ?
Pain Management: Doctor wants to do a denervation at my facet joint area in my cervical neck. Completely severing this nerve will take away pain?
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