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When cervical facet joint has inflammation, can interlaminar cervical epidural block have effect on facrt joint?

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Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

If there is certainty about the diagnosis of facet mediated pain them the best procedure is a facet block.
If that works then a more permanent procedure (rfa) can be done.

In brief: Possibly

If there is certainty about the diagnosis of facet mediated pain them the best procedure is a facet block.
If that works then a more permanent procedure (rfa) can be done.
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross
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Dr. Erica Bial
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Usually if facet degeneration is widespread, inter laminar esi can permit spread of steroid kind of coating the whole area, multiple levels at once.
However, if the pain is more focal, the joint itself, or the nerve to the joint, is usually my preferred injection target.

In brief: Yes

Usually if facet degeneration is widespread, inter laminar esi can permit spread of steroid kind of coating the whole area, multiple levels at once.
However, if the pain is more focal, the joint itself, or the nerve to the joint, is usually my preferred injection target.
Dr. Erica Bial
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Dr. William Nall
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

There have been some studies that show that getting the injectate even close to the facet can give some relief.
Plus when there is facet issues there is usually other stuff going on in the neck as well. If i were treating facet inflammation or instability, i would directly inject the facet and not do the epidural personally.

In brief: Maybe

There have been some studies that show that getting the injectate even close to the facet can give some relief.
Plus when there is facet issues there is usually other stuff going on in the neck as well. If i were treating facet inflammation or instability, i would directly inject the facet and not do the epidural personally.
Dr. William Nall
Dr. William Nall
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Dr. Atif Haque
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

These are two different potential sources for pain.
Injecting at one would not give relief at the other.

In brief: No

These are two different potential sources for pain.
Injecting at one would not give relief at the other.
Dr. Atif Haque
Dr. Atif Haque
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Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Epidural block

Some data suggests thay epidural blocks are not effective in the long run.

In brief: Epidural block

Some data suggests thay epidural blocks are not effective in the long run.
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
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