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Pain Management: How long can the positive effects of a cervical facet joint nerve block diagnostic test last before retreatment (been 1 month now)?

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Dr. Adam Zuber
Neurology
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In brief: Facet block

Most patients report a benefit lasting 1-3 months although some patients report longer benefit.
Benefits in the cervical paraspinals are limited compared to lumbar intra-articular facet blocks.

In brief: Facet block

Most patients report a benefit lasting 1-3 months although some patients report longer benefit.
Benefits in the cervical paraspinals are limited compared to lumbar intra-articular facet blocks.
Dr. Adam Zuber
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Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery

In brief: Cervical spondylosis

The durability of a facet joint injection is variable and up to three injections can be performed in one year. A radiofrequency rhizotomy (burning the nerve) can add longer lasting relief.
The injection of a local anesthetic in the facet joint is performed to establish the source of neck pain. A steroid is added to the injection to provide a longer lasting therapeutic anti-inflammatory effect.

In brief: Cervical spondylosis

The durability of a facet joint injection is variable and up to three injections can be performed in one year. A radiofrequency rhizotomy (burning the nerve) can add longer lasting relief.
The injection of a local anesthetic in the facet joint is performed to establish the source of neck pain. A steroid is added to the injection to provide a longer lasting therapeutic anti-inflammatory effect.
Dr. Adam Lewis
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