Facet Injections

Facet joint arthritis is one of the most common causes of intense low back pain and neck pain. Most adults complain of back pain, and the odds increase with age. However, the degree of pain can vary. Facet joint arthritis is linked with disabling pain, but there's good news. This type of arthritis almost never involves spinal nerves and there...

Joint injections are a common procedure at Integrated Pain Consultants and an alternative to pain medications like opioids which can be addictive. As the country is in the middle of an opioid epidemic, it’s important to seek out alternatives that are effective, fast, and don’t have serious risks such as dependency. Joint injections reduce inflammation and irritation in the joints...

You may have tried prescription medications and physical therapy to attempt to relieve lower back pain. Perhaps you have had less than perfect pain relief. Injections are indeed growing in popularity, as they provide targeted and immediate relief in most cases. Instead of popping a pill and hoping that it will relieve your back pain, you can now choose to...

If you have been dealing with pain for an extended amount of time, it may be time for you to consider a new alternative. As we all are “painfully“ aware, pain medications provide only short-term relief. Dealing with ongoing pain can disrupt your daily routine and can ultimately cause a negative outlook on life. Thankfully, there are now some interventional...

Spinal arthritis has the potential to be a debilitating condition that causes inflammation in the spinal facet joints. Because of the pressure they are forced to withstand, the spinal joints are especially prone to developing arthritis. There are five sets of facet joints located in the lower back, and they can become inflamed due to internal damage. The facet joints in...

If you’ve experienced back pain for a long time, you might notice than prescription drugs don’t seem to work. That’s because they’re not targeting the source of the pain. Injections deliver medicine precisely to the painful area so you get quick and effective relief. There are several common types of spinal injections. Doctors use X-ray guidance when using injections to ensure...

Instead of treating your pain with prescription drugs – which offer only temporary relief – you may want to consider special injections. Many of those suffering from pain in the spine and lower back are finding relief with facet injections and medical branch blocks. A facet block consists of an injection that contains both an anesthetic and steroid, so you feel...

Unfortunately, pain plagues a vast number of Americans – 50 million, to be exact. If you’re one of those people, you may feel that relief is out of reach. You may feel as though you’re destined to depend on pain medications for the rest of your life. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are now clinics that...

When many people think of injections, they imagine vaccinations. However, shots do more than preventing illness. The medical community, including the team at Integrated Pain Consultants, is also increasingly using injections to help diagnose and treat pain in some regions of the body. Many doctors and pain specialists use injections such as epidurals, medial branch blocks and sympathetic blocks to...