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Facets injections
Jul 23, 2001
... I am a 44 yr. old female with degenerative disc disease. I found my way to a pain management clinic about 2 years ago. Before that I was taking handfuls of vicodin, with hardly any relief. My main problem is lower back (L2-5). I've tried botox, no relief and facets injections (MIRACLE)except you can only have a limited amount of the steroids in the injections!! I tried... (2 replies)
... usually the facet injection are done as a precursor to the rf abalations, the facets are diagnostic, if they didn't work then you don't to the RFA. That's the way my PM does them anyways. ... (2 replies)
... That's interesting... Are you saying that the epidural spinal will do nothing to relieve the inflamation in the facets, which the second doctor (a pain management anesthesiologist) thinks is the root of the problem? Then having the lumbar facet injection does make sense. I've looked up both procedures and the lumbar facet is the only one that addresses arthritis. The... (3 replies)

... If you have arthritis in the facet joints, and the doctor wants to do facet injections into the facets, he may feel that putting the medication directly into the facets has a better chance of helping than an epidural steroid injection which is simply putting a lot of steroids near the spinal nerves . ... (3 replies)
... ectly to the epidural steriod injection, but the second doctor doesn't agree and just says "I think that this is the better way for you to go." Are lumbar facet injections less invasive? ... (3 replies)
... years ago and am just now really starting to have significant pain return. I had many other procedures before getting to the RFA. The steroids injections would help for a very short while, if at all... then we moved on to the nerve blockers, not real sure about the medically correct name for that procedure. ... (23 replies)
... Hi! I can totally sympathize with this kind of pain. I have suffered with sacroiliac pain and pain in the lumbar facet joints over the years. What has helped me have been the sacroiliac injections, and radiofrequency (pain nerve burning) in the lumbar facets. With the SI injections, I had 3 injections which were 2 months apart-after this series, the pain got better. I have... (20 replies)
... doing the rhizotomy. For example I got facet injections in November, followed by the lumbar rhizotomy in December. ... (3 replies)
... My new PM said that if the facets are inflamed, the rhizotomy wouldnt necessarily make me feel better. ... (3 replies)
... GOOD LUCK GRACE! I will be thinking of you. Let's hope tomorrow yields pain relief and ANSWERS! I grew up in Wisco, so I'm pulling for my fellow stateswoman. (28 replies)
... I know that alot of doctors actually use ESI's to diagnose and rule out other problems. I know prior to having an MRI I was getting facet joint injections and when they stopped working that clued the doctors in to the fact that it may be something more than my facets causing the pain.... ... (28 replies)
... I was just wondering why you went for so many injections if the first ones only gave you a week or so of relief? ... (6 replies)
... Hi Harmony, Just its sunday here at 11.45 am, just checked time zones and I think you are about 7 hours behind us ? See what time this comes up when I post to you. You mentioned about not going in the front, I had all my surgery through the back, rods, screws, nuts and bolts !! I suspose every surgeon differs..... Glad to hear from you. God that heat sounds lovely... (6 replies)
... o rods would help. But thinking what I know now, he should have put the rods in anyway since my facets are bad. It's never ending it seems. Yep, I'll have to try the shots I guess. ... (6 replies)
... I would try the facets at this stage, at least its one more thing eliminated. ... (6 replies)
... No havent heard sorry. But I know they put rods down 2 rows of my facets to stabilise them incase they were causing the pain. Have you had this done? ... (6 replies)
... same thing by my eye doctor. I even posted about this problem ,but did not get much of a response. I'm in my thirties so it's a little early for that. I just had facets injections last week and I am really worry about side effects, on the other hand that's the only thing that helps mewith pain and inflammation. ... (12 replies)
... I have had my Facets injected in 5 places in my lower back! ... (5 replies)
Kera- How Are You?
Mar 19, 2007
... facets injections at L2,3,4,5. I'm having this done for the first time. ... (4 replies)
... S1 and SI joints inflamation. Now my pain is different . It went up and it hurts when Itry to bend backwards. He wants to do facets injections from L2 down. The epidurals and rhizotomy helped with my pain before so I am hoping they will work thistime as well. ... (6 replies)

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