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Afacet block is a diagnostic procedure performed on the facet joints in thespine to locate the origin of the patient’s arthritic pain and are performed underfluoroscopic guidance to properly treat that pain.
Whilea facet block is typically used to diagnosis the amount of pain someone isexperiencing, it can also be helpful as a numbing medication. Specific types of“blocks” can help reduceinflammation.
Thecovering over the nerve roots in the spine is called the dura. The sleeve-likespace surrounding the dura is called the epidural space. Nerves travel throughthe epidural space before they move into your legs. The nerves leave the spinefrom small nerve holes. These nerves may become inflamed due to irritation froma damaged disc or contact with a bone spur. Inflammation of these nerves maycause pain in your low back, hip, buttock, and legs.
Anepidural injection places anti-inflammatory medicine (cortisone) into theepidural space to reduce nerve inflammation and hopefully, reduce yoursymptoms. By stopping or limiting nerve inflammation, we may promote healing,and speed up "mother nature," thereby decreasing your pain. Althoughnot always helpful, epidural injections reduce pain and improve symptoms inmost people within 3-7 days. They may provide permanent relief or provide aperiod of pain relief that will allow other treatments like physical therapy tobe more productive.
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