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What is the difference between facet joint injection and paravertebral injection and epidural injection? Any website with picutres explaining such?

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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
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In brief: Spine-Health.Com

Check Out Spine-Health.
Com. It will describe and show you pictures and videos of the different procedures.

In brief: Spine-Health.Com

Check Out Spine-Health.
Com. It will describe and show you pictures and videos of the different procedures.
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Do an Online Search

For each injection separately (facet joint, paravertebral, epidural), choose "image, " and start familiarizing your self with the anatomy.
Giving a detailed description here would require too many words. And, you know how the saying goes: " a picture is worth a thousand words!" should you require one of these injections, discuss with your physiatrist or anesthesiologist. Take care!

In brief: Do an Online Search

For each injection separately (facet joint, paravertebral, epidural), choose "image, " and start familiarizing your self with the anatomy.
Giving a detailed description here would require too many words. And, you know how the saying goes: " a picture is worth a thousand words!" should you require one of these injections, discuss with your physiatrist or anesthesiologist. Take care!
Dr. James Henning
Dr. James Henning
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