Facet Joint Injection

Facet Joint Injection is a both diagnostic procedure and treatment used to relieve lower back (lumbar) and spine pain. It helps determine whether or not pain originates in the facet joints (small joints between each backbone segment). As a treatment, a numbing anesthetic and anti-inflammatory steroid are injected into the outer membrane of the lumbar region to relieve the joint pain and inflammation caused by facet syndrome or spinal arthritis.