Some patients who may benefit from facet injections are those with arthritic or swollen/inflamed facet joints and are experiencing chronic pain in their back or neck. Movement such as twisting or turning your back or neck can worsen the pain in your facet joints. Trauma to the neck or spine, such as whiplash, can injure your facet joints.
Many patients receive a facet injection after being unsuccessful with other treatments such as physical therapy, chiropractic therapy, or anti-inflammatory medicine. We will give you an X-Ray to check your facet joints for inflammation or swelling to determine if an injection is necessary.