8 doctors weighed in:

Possilbe pain relief for facet joints?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Options

Radiofrequency procedures work well if a previous facet injection or medial branch block was performed with greater than 75-80% relief that was obtained.
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.

In brief: Options

Radiofrequency procedures work well if a previous facet injection or medial branch block was performed with greater than 75-80% relief that was obtained.
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.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
Thank
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Injections

One can have facet joint injections with steroid and local anesthetic.
If this helps for even a short time then radiofrequency neurotomy will likely help long term. http://www.swarmwebhosting.com/ans/piedmont/sp_radioneurot.html.

In brief: Injections

One can have facet joint injections with steroid and local anesthetic.
If this helps for even a short time then radiofrequency neurotomy will likely help long term. http://www.swarmwebhosting.com/ans/piedmont/sp_radioneurot.html.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Thank