A Facet block or Facet joint injection is a procedure in which the radiologist inserts a needle into your lower back, into or adjacent to the facet joint. The facet joints are located in the spine and enable the spine to bend and straighten. A local anesthetic is used to numb the area before needle insertion. A long acting anti-inflammatory medication (called Celestone Soluspan or Depo-Medrol) is mixed with a local anesthetic and inserted through this needle. Your doctor may choose to have the radiologist inject more than one facet joint during your appointment.
If you have any questions, please ask your doctor who is ordering the procedure or call
612-879-1528 and talk with the radiology nurse.
Facet Injection is only available at MDC Minneapolis.