Facet/Medial Branch Block In New Jersey
Have you been looking for someone to handle a facet or medial branch block in New Jersey? You’ve reached the right destination. Progressive Pain Management provides this service along with a long list of other pain management services. But first, let’s fully understand how this all works.
A facet or medial branch block is a procedure that blocks the nerves from one side of the spine to the other. Facet/medial branch blocks are used for pain relief and can be done with an injection, using numbing medicine. Injections are typically given in the back, near where these nerves come out of your spine and go into your arm.
The injections work by stopping nerve signals from going up and down your arm which decreases pain. Facet/medial branch blocks are a modern alternative to facet joint injections. Facet joints are the small joints in your spine that connect each vertebra together.
If you have pain, stiffness, or numbness in your neck and shoulders, it’s likely caused by this type of joint inflammation. A facet/medial branch block will work to reduce inflammation and provide relief without the risks associated with surgery or an injection through your skin.
The Facet/Medial Branch Block is commonly used when other treatments have not been successful, such as medications or physical therapy. Treatment with this block usually lasts for about 30 minutes and patients are able to return home shortly after treatment, depending on their condition.