Facet joints, which are tiny joints located all along the side of the spine, provide stability for your body and assist in guiding motion. For those seeking a minimally invasive treatment option for localized low back and neck pain, facet joint injections can be effective. They consist of either a small amount of steroid or a local anesthetic, or a combination of the two, and are injected into the joints on the sides of the spine. Facet joint injections are not only used for treatment, but also for diagnostic purposes. The amount of pain relief experienced by the patient can help determine the source of back pain and give the doctor an idea of how to provide permanent relief.
For nonsurgical and minimally invasive neck and back pain treatment options in the Denver area, contact SpineOne at (888) 721-0459. We offer quality, comprehensive spinal care for patients experiencing neck and back pain caused by auto or work accidents, sports injuries, or wear and tear.