Facet joint pain can often be so intense and debilitating that a person becomes unable to move at a usual pace and manner. The facet joints’ fundamental roles are spine stabilization and shock absorption, and if there are changes to their regular functioning, it leads to pain and mobility decrease.
There are various methods aimed at resolving the issues related to facet joints’ regular functioning. However, since facet joints are hard to reach due to their position in the body, injections are proven to be one of the fastest and most effective ways of direct treatment.
The procedure itself is quick and usually takes a couple of minutes. In addition, it is often performed without any sedation, or only a small dose of local anesthetic is used to prepare the injection entry area. However, the patient needs to lay down on the table at least 20-30 minutes after the injection and restrain from sudden movements and heavy lifting after the procedure. It takes a couple of hours before the treatment provides substantial pain relief.
To find out more about the procedure, you can book an appointment with Dr. Nash at his Progressive Pain and Rehabilitation Clinic at 346-220-8063.