PhysMED specializes in innovative pain management treatments. One service benefiting many patients is the administration of Facet Injections, a targeted approach designed to alleviate pain and improve mobility for those suffering from spinal discomfort.

What's in a Facet Injection?

Facet Injections comprise a combination of a corticosteroid and a local anesthetic. The corticosteroid acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, reducing swelling and irritation in the facet joints. The local anesthetic provides immediate pain relief by numbing the affected area. This combination addresses both immediate pain and long-term discomfort, offering a comprehensive approach to pain management.

How Do Facet Injections Work?

Facet injections are administered directly into the facet joints, which are small joints at each spine segment that provide stability and help guide motion. The procedure is typically guided by fluoroscopic imaging to ensure precision. By delivering medication directly to the source of pain, these injections can significantly reduce inflammation and disrupt pain signals sent to the brain.

Are There Any Risks?

While Facet Injections are a safe and effective treatment for many, they come with potential risks, as do all medical procedures. These risks include soreness at the injection site, infection, bleeding, and in rare cases, allergic reactions or nerve damage. Our team at PhysMED prioritizes your safety and will discuss all potential risks to ensure you are fully informed before proceeding with the treatment.

Effectiveness and Duration

The effectiveness of Facet Injections can vary. Many patients experience significant pain relief within a few days post-injection, with results potentially lasting for several months. The duration of relief can differ from person to person, and some may require periodic injections for ongoing pain management. We tailor our approach to each individual, ensuring the best possible outcomes.

PhysMED is dedicated to providing advanced and compassionate care to help you return to a life free from spinal pain. Contact us today to discover how Facet Injections can be integral to your pain management and wellness journey.