Facet Joint Injections

A facet joint injection is a medical procedure used to reduce pain in the joints that connect the vertebrae in the spine. The injection contains a numbing agent and a corticosteroid, which helps to reduce inflammation. Facet joint injections are most commonly used to treat pain that is caused by arthritis or degenerative changes in the spine. The injection can help to reduce inflammation and relieve pain.

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  • A medical joint injection can alleviate pain.
  • A CHRISTUS Health doctor will create an individualized treatment plan that will help you have more mobility and recover more quickly.
  • To see if you qualify for an injection, you may schedule a virtual appointment or see a CHRISTUS Health doctor near you.

If you experience neck and back pain, facet joint injections could provide you with relief. The non-invasive treatment works to alleviate inflammation and pain in the affected area.

Common Conditions Facet Injections are Used to Treat

  • Arthritis
  • Whiplash (Neck)
  • Injury
  • Spinal pressure
  • Slipped or Ruptured Disc

Our physicians utilize facet joint injections to not only treat pain, but to also uncover reasoning behind why or what is causing it. If you are needing physical therapy or exercise for treatment of an injury, receiving a facet joint injection can aid in allowing for mobility to do this.

Will I Benefit From Receiving a Facet Joint Injection?

Research shows that facet joint injections offer strong positive results in discovering underlying reasoning of lumbar and cervical joint pain.

This treatment offers low risk of side effects and also provides appropriate and effective relief for many of our patients that suffer from back pain.

Before undergoing a facet joint injection, be sure to discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Get a Treatment Plan for Your Joints

CHRISTUS Health doctors can help you come up with the best treatment plan to combat painful, sore joints. Physical therapy and therapeutic joint injections are often used for a individualized treatment plan. Call CHRISTUS Health now to schedule an appointment with a specialist.