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Pain After Facet Joint Injections
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 goes away in the immediate period after the facet blocks are completed and should this occur, then a diagnosis of facet pain is made and if and when the 'original' pain comes back, there are appropriate therapies that can be employed accordingly.See 1 more doctor answer
You should have: Relief if it is done the way.See 2 more doctor answers
If I have facet joint injections and they work short term what next? How bad do you have to be to get surgery?
If you get relief: From facet joint injections then you can have another injection called a medial branch block, which if the same relief is provided, then you would be a candidate for radio frequency lesioning or rhizotomy for longer term relief. Surgery is reserved for those who fail comprehensive non op rx and have a surgical indication ie.: something that can have a reasonable degree of good surgical outcome.See 1 more doctor answer
Facet Joint Pain: Radiofrequency procedures work well if a previous facet injection or medial branch block was performed with greater than 75-80% relief that was obtained. This is used to determine pain from facet joints. As with anything there are failures, but quite low if the block worked well. Risks are the same as with any spine procedure, no different. Rare that you would be worse off afterwards.See 3 more doctor answers
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 injection is delivered to the facet joint, the true synovial joints of the spine. Afcet joints problems are likely if you have pain with backward extension of your spine.See 1 more doctor answer
How effective are facet joint injections at relieving neck pain? I had a different type of injection in my lower back that didn't help.
Discomfort with LP: Depends on lots of things (mostly technique I have found) Often patients ask if it will hurt as I am finishing the procedure!! (they felt absolutely no pain at all)
Ok, had facet joint injections-thoaracic, after epidurals failed...What is next pain mang 4 thoracic spine 6 bulgd disc, help, sugg?
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 aging) and no pain at all, and having an image finding with bulging should not lead to you becoming a pin-cushion. There is probably another reason that makes you hurt, and maybe a second opinion with a good physical exam might help.See 1 more doctor answer
I've had facet joint injections which have not worked I'm bent over can not lean back physio therapy has not worked I've got stenosis and ddd? See pic
I've had facet joint injections that haven't worked I have pains in hips and pins and needles physiotherapy has not worked what do you recommend next?
Back pain: In addition to cortisone injections, physical therapy, chiropractic care, back bracing and neuropathic pain medicine can reduce or eliminate the pain. See a neurosurgeon to evaluate the pain because herniated discs with nerve impingement, tears in the disc, and inflammation of the sacroiliac joints can mimic facet joint pain.
Ok, had facet joint injections-thoaracic, after epidurals failed...What is next pain management 4 thoracic spine 6 bulgd disc, help?
My husband has 4 ruptured disc in the lumbar and his dr is wanting to do a lumbar facet joint injections will this help him? This is a new dr that has just seen him 1 time. My husband has had 2 mri's and he has had this problem for 5 years
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 cause of back pain and often responds well to injections, radiofrequency burning of facet nerves and endoscopic rhizotomy cutting of facet nerves. Please see my avvo health guide on facet disease.
I've had 3 facet joint injections that were ineffective. What is usually the next course of treatment?
Facet Injection: There are many causes of back pain. Facet injections are used mainly for back pain syndromes that are felt to be caused by pathology from the facet joint. If such injections are ineffective, then the pain generating component of your back pain requires further investigation to determine further treatment options.See 2 more doctor answers
I've had chronic back pain lower due to injury 10 years ago. Nothing has worked. It has become acute again. Should I have surgery? Going to this pain clinic, I've had 2 facet joint injections. Then in march he gave me the steroid kind, since then pain has bec
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Pain, numbness: Facet joint injections are often done in the lumbar & cervical spine, often under fluoroscopy (live x-ray), bathing this joint with an anesthetic (lidocaine, etc.) and steroid/cortisone. Common side effects include pain (during and for the first 48 hours), numbness (often temporary) and bleeding (usually minimal). Rare & serious side effects include infection, nerve injury and spinal fluid leak.See 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Versed can help with anxiety during your procedure but not everyone needs this. So make sure you ask what the sedation or anesthesia will do to you during the procedure. Many times they use other medications as well. I would discuss this with your doctor to have a better understanding of what you might go through.See 1 more doctor answer
I have facet joint degeneration. It's gotten worse. It feels like bone rubbing bone. What can I do? I'm tired onf injections and they don't wor
Hard to Say: Without evaluating you fully what to do. Recommend if you are not getting relief, seek another opinion. See a Pain/Spine specialist that is fellowship trained and has understanding of the musculoskeletal system like a physiatrist.See 2 more doctor answers
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?
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