There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test

The main site has all the formal medical articles and videos for you to research on.

Facet Joint Injections

Laurie AnnLLaurie Ann Posts: 46
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:34 AM in Pain Medications
Did anyone here have luck with these injections?
I had this done to me and I havent had good luck with it. I was in excruciating pain for 4-5 days and still didnt get relief.


  • I just had facet joint injections done yesterday and they did an ESI at the same time (both bilaterally). The ESI took away my sciatica completely so far and I only have a slight pain in my lower back. Both were fairly debilitating before today.

    I'm sorry they aren't working for you. What does the doc say is your next step?

  • I've had 3 sets of 4 facet joint injections with the epidurals. I found they've increased some movement in my back. I asked if I could get the nerve burning since they helped me and he said thatthis pain clinic doesn't do them. It's too painful to get 2-1/2 inch needles 4 each time. I think that's all for me. I have to get into a hospital pain clinic I wish I would've known this ahead of time. The waitng lists are way too long. I hope they help you more if you get them again. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • advertisement
  • they increased my pain. I wasted 2 vacation days and the cost for each injection was $1,600. Never again.
  • Hi Laurie,

    My first injection worked well but lasted only 2 months. The second one hardly lasted one month. I ended up having to be admitted and had surgery 5 days ago. I hope you have better luck with yours. Take care.
  • The user and all related content has been deleted.
  • advertisement
Sign In or Join Us to comment.