Facet Joint Pain Relief
Facet joints in the spine appear between and behind the vertebrae, and they help to provide flexibility and movement. When these joints become damaged or inflamed, they cause severe back pain that occurs when an individual bends or rotates their spine. There are several conditions that can create pain in the facet joints, which is why Dr. Jerry Lewis performs facet & medial branch blocks to diagnose if the facet joint is the source of back pain.
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What Is a Facet & Medial Branch Block?
A medial branch block is typically a diagnostic procedure that works by injecting a numbing medicine into the medial nerves that are connected to the facet joints. If there is significant pain relief after the injection, then the facet joint can be diagnosed as the source of the previous back pain.
Dr. Lewis will perform a medial branch block if the patient has already received a facet joint injection to see if a facet rhizotomy is needed.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate?
An ideal candidate for a facet block can be any individual who is experiencing:
- Significant back pain when bending or twisting their spine.
- Chronic neck pain when bending or twisting the spine.
What to Expect Post-Treatment?
Following the procedure, patients may need to be monitored before they are allowed to leave the outpatient center. They may also need to perform certain movements and record their pain levels to ensure the success of the procedure. Typically, pain relief can be felt within hours following the procedure, but results may vary from patient to patient. A follow-up appointment with Dr. Lewis will be held so that he can recommend further treatment options.
Diagnose Your Pain
Neck and back pain can originate from several different conditions and locations in the spine. Dr. Jerry Lewis of Lewis Pain Management can help diagnose and treat your chronic pain using a medial branch block procedure, which works by finding the exact source of your pain.
Call us at (214) 613-0960 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lewis at our Frisco, TX office to learn more about managing your pain.
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Advanced Technology & Techniques
Our team is constantly finding the newest & safest ways to relieve pain. We utilize modern technology to provide our patients with excellent care.
Customized Treatment Plans
Our team utilizes a patient-first approach & will create an effective treatment plan that will work for any individual experiencing pain or discomfort.
On-Site Operating Room
Convenience is key when it comes to relieving pain. We have built our own operating room so patients can receive any service in the comfort of our office.
Experienced & Expert Team
Our team specializes in pain procedures and is able to diagnose any kind of pain. Dr. Lewis is double board-certified in anesthesiology & pain medicine.