Facet joint injections can provide substantial relief to adults with chronic back pain. If you are struggling with spinal osteoarthritis, a back injury, or discomfort associated with years of wear and tear, consult with the pain management doctors at ORA Orthopedics – the largest and most innovative provider of musculoskeletal care in the Quad Cities. Our Pain Center of Excellence helps patients in Moline, IL, Davenport, IA, Bettendorf, IA, and surrounding communities, whose quality of life has been impacted by debilitating injuries or degenerative spine conditions.
Facet joint injections are administered into one or more of the spine’s facet joints – the small, paired joints between each vertebra that give your spine flexibility and allow it to twist. In patients who have osteoarthritis, worn spinals discs or injury, the facet joints may become inflamed or begin to lose their cushioning cartilage, causing pain and reduced mobility. Facet injections help relieve this pain by administering a small amount of local anesthetic into the facet joints, thereby reducing discomfort.
At ORA Orthopedics in the Quad Cities, our treatment begins with how we treat you. Our pain management doctors will carefully evaluate your condition, listen to your symptoms, and determine the exact cause of your discomfort. Following your diagnosis, ORA will suggest therapies that can delay or even eliminate the need for surgery. In addition to these injections, our Pain Center of Excellence offers specialized physical therapy, nerve block procedures, epidural steroid injections, spinal cord stimulation and several other pain-relieving solutions.
Contact ORA Orthopedics today to learn more about the potential benefits of facet joint injections or to schedule an appointment with a doctor on our team.