6 doctors weighed in:

When do you need facet joint and s-i (sacroiliac) joint injections?

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

In brief: When you have done

all conservative care like exercise/physical therapy and medications are not helping.
Also you may want to consider this especially if you have to use narcotic pain medications to get relief.

In brief: When you have done

all conservative care like exercise/physical therapy and medications are not helping.
Also you may want to consider this especially if you have to use narcotic pain medications to get relief.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Rrgional backache

Pain with extension morning stiffness bone scan willshow inflamed joints injection are diagnostic and therapeutic value for treatment of facetogenic pain neck as well.

In brief: Rrgional backache

Pain with extension morning stiffness bone scan willshow inflamed joints injection are diagnostic and therapeutic value for treatment of facetogenic pain neck as well.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: If in pain or need

If in pain and need to diagnose the source of the pain and also treat it in terms of lower back pain.
Both of these diagnoses have similar presenting symptoms and by injecting either the facets or si joints one can confirm where the pain is arising from and then help to direct further treatment possibly including rhizotomies.

In brief: If in pain or need

If in pain and need to diagnose the source of the pain and also treat it in terms of lower back pain.
Both of these diagnoses have similar presenting symptoms and by injecting either the facets or si joints one can confirm where the pain is arising from and then help to direct further treatment possibly including rhizotomies.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Thank
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