Facet joints are located in the spine and connect the spine together. They allow the spine to bend and twist. Facet joints, such as the knee or hip, also have cartilage and fluid-filled bones that allow movement. Damage to the facet joints can cause severe pain in the neck or back. This condition is called facet syndrome. It may result from injury, overuse, or side effects.
Facet injections are designed to relieve joint pain by delivering anesthetic and/or steroids directly into the joint. They offer a minimally invasive option compared to spine surgery to manage joint pain.
Facet joint injections are performed in an outpatient setting, and patients can return to work the next day in many situations. Schedule your consultation today.