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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
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Adam Lewis
Dr. Adam Lewis
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
Thank
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