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Download Facet Joint Injection
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If your doctor has diagnosed the facet joints in your spine as the cause of your back or leg pain, you may be treated using an injection into these joints. The procedure may provide pain relief from just several days to more than a year. The period of reduced pain can be used to increase physical activity, which can help treat the underlying joint disease.

If the pain is from other sources, the procedure will not work.

Download Radiofrequency Neurotomy
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If your doctor has diagnosed the facet joints in your spine as the cause of your back or leg pain, you may be treated using radiofrequency neurotomy (cauterization) of the nerves from these joints. The procedure may provide pain relief for several months, sometimes more than a year. The period of reduced pain can be used to increase physical activity, which can help treat the underlying joint disease.

If the pain is from other sources, the procedure will not work.

Download Epidural Steroid and Local Anaesthetic Injection
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If your doctor has diagnosed neuropathic pain (pain from dysfunction of your nerves or spinal cord) as the cause of your pain, you may be treated using an injection into the epidural space that surrounds your spinal cord and nerve roots.

Download Patient Pain Information
(Adobe PDF) 74KB
This document will identify and help to assess pain

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