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Side Effects Facet Joint Injection
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. ...Read moreSee 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
What is the difference between facet joint injection and paravertebral injection and epidural injection? Any website with picutres explaining such?
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 the spinal cord. Depending on approach epidurals can be translaminar or transforaminal. Paracertebralinjections are in the space immediately to the side of the area where the spinal nerves come out of the spine. The location is the main difference. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have mild to moderate facet joint hypertrophy at l1/s1 worse on right side. Cortisone & nerve block injections have not worked pain is getting worse?
Maybe this is just : Not the source or only source of your symptoms. Facet joint pain at this side and level is typically localized pain that may refer to buttock & groin worse with back extension &with prolonged sitting & standing . Facet joint issues account for about 20% of primary cause of back pain so see a spine surgeon to make sure this is your problem & to see if other treatment may be in order. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Strained back 9 months ago. Right l5s1 facet joint has a bone spur. Both sides is strained. Will prp injections heal me? Is it dangerous?
I have mild to moderate facet joint hypertrophy at l5/s1 worse on right side had cortisone & nerve block injections but pain is getting worse?
Platelet Rich Plasma: PRP is an offered treatment that has shown good success however is considered experimental at this time. The basic theory is it helps to strengthen the ligaments around the facet joint using your own platelets/growth factors and therefore reducing stress on the joint by tightening them up. As far as I know its safer than steroid injection. Pretty cool stuff. Check out regenexx.com ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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