Medial branch blocks are used to diagnose and manage pain in the facet joints.
The facet joints connect the vertebrae in the spine. Facet injections are used to treat chronic neck and back pain associated with arthritic or thickened facet joints and to reduce the inflammation and swelling of the tissue in and around the area.
Medial branch blocks consist of the injection of a local anesthetic around facet joints. Most people experience temporary relief from the pain because of the anesthetic. This lasts several hours. These injections are purely diagnostic and do not provide long term relief.
James L. Carlisle, MD will use the results of the injection to properly diagnose injury or condition and provide an effective treatment plan.
Contact Omega Rehabilitation and Spine today. James L. Carlisle, MD can evaluate and help plan effective treatment for occasional or chronic pain. If pain is a persistent or long-lasting problem in your everyday life, you shouldn’t wait a minute longer. Call today.