Injection procedures of the facet joints, which are found on both sides of the spine, can help diagnose pain, treat pain, or both.
Facet Joint Injections
When facet joints become painfully irritated or inflamed, injections can provide relief. These injection procedures also prove useful in pinpointing the precise source of pain.
Facet Joint Injections (Cervical)
Because vertebrae connect at the facet joints, it follows logically that injection procedures in these areas could help diagnose and treat pain. In particular, facet joints of the neck, which is moved frequently with rotation of the head, are often in need of treatment.