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Facet Joint Injection

The qualified healthcare providers injects a diagnostic or therapeutic agent into a facet joints to treat the spinal pain or to identify the exact source of pain with using of imaging guidance of either fluoroscopy or CT scan.  The joints are connecting into two spinal vertebrae together as following,  Cervical Level Thoracic Level.  All of the spine, at each level, a pair of small facet joints connects the vertebrae, the bony building blocks of the spine holding the vertebral column together and providing support.  These small joints may become inflamed due to a variety of conditions including osteoarthritis, disc degeneration, spinal stenosis, or from trauma such as a car accident. When the facet joints become swollen and enlarged because of injury or arthritis, it causes pain,  If the affected joint is in the neck, it may cause headaches and difficulty moving the head.  If it is in the back, it may cause pain in the lower back, buttocks, or legs. In cases where conservative approach