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Facet Joint Injection

What is a Facet Joint Injection?

A Facet Joint Injection is a needle-based procedure used to treat pain related to Facet Joint Arthritis which results from inflammation of the facet joints of the spine. Facet joints are the small joints on both sides of the spine that move with every flexion, extension, and rotation of your back and neck. The goal of this procedure is to use a mix of corticosteroids and anesthetic medications to decrease the inflammation of the facet joints in the neck or lower back that are causing localized pain as well as pain that can radiate into the extremities.
The Board Certified Spine Specialists at The Spine Institute of Louisiana are experts in Facet Joint Injections and have helped thousands of patients return to an active and healthy lifestyle following this procedure.

How is a Facet Joint Injection Performed at The Spine Institute of Louisiana?

At The Spine Institute of Louisiana, Facet Joint Injections are performed on an outpatient basis and takes only minutes. We also use real-time X-Ray (fluoroscopy) to ensure precise placement of the needle and the medication to ensure the correct spinal joint.
General anesthesia is not needed during this procedure and your Spine Institute of Louisiana specialist will administer mild sedation and a local anesthetic before your injection. Little to no discomfort is experienced during or after the procedure and you are allowed to return home shortly after. Results may last for many months and repeat injections may be performed to maintain results. You may return to normal activities the next day.

Make an Appointment with a Spine Institute of Louisiana Spine Specialist Today

  • If you have been considering a Facet Joint Injection, or experiencing neck or back pain that radiates into the extremities and is caused by Facet Joint Arthritis, schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Spine Specialists.
  • We will evaluate your unique lifestyle and goals to determine which type of injection is best for you.
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