Facet joint injection

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Facet joint injections are used to alleviate symptoms of facet joint syndrome.

The procedure typically takes 10-30 minutes, and usually uses local anesthetic. Using modern X-ray technology, multiple x-ray snapshots are taken during the procedure to ensure that the needle and injected agents are being directed into the correct location. After the procedure, it can take up to two weeks to achieve relief from the symptoms. Relief varies by patient, and can last from the negligible up to 14 months.

This page was last edited on 17 January 2018, at 21:11.
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