We understand that back pain can be excruciating and life-interrupting, but you don’t have to live with daily pain. If you’re suffering from chronic back pain, it’s important to know that surgery isn’t your only option. At Regenerative Sports, Spine & Spa we offer effective pain management solutions – such as a medial branch block – to help you regain your mobility and live more comfortably.
How Does a Medial Branch Block Work?
Facet joints in the spine can become inflamed and cause pain from certain injuries or arthritic conditions. A medial branch block is an injection of strong local anesthetic to the medial branch nerves that supply the facet joints. It’s designed as a
What Can I Expect During and After a Procedure?
You will be numbed prior to the procedure, and won’t even feel the injection which consists of a local anesthetic either with our without steroid, which is injected into the appropriate location – the joints or medial branch. The actual procedure is over rather quickly, and you may feel back pain improvement immediately after the injection. If a steroid was used it will take a few days to take effect which peaks to full effect in about two weeks.