At South Bay Pain Doctors we offer a wide variety of pain relief procedures that are created specifically for individuals and the type of pain they are experiencing. One of the procedures offered are Facet Joint Injections for facet joint pain. Before we explain what these injections do, we’ll explain what facet joints are.
Facet joints are the joints in your spine that make your back flexible and enable you to bend and twist. Nerves exit your spinal cord through these joints on their way to other parts of your body. Healthy facet joints have cartilage, which allows your vertebrae to move smoothly against each other without grinding.
Facet joint injections become an option for pain management when these joints don’t have the cartilage necessary to move smoothly. By injecting them with long acting local anesthetic and anti-inflammatory agents, your pain can be alleviated for long periods of time.
If you’re interested in learning more about facet joint injections or if they are the right treatment option for your pain give our office a call at (310) 626-8037.