Spire Clare Park Hospital in Farnham, Surrey, has a dedicated multi-disciplinary team including, physiotherapists, pain management consultants and orthopaedic spinal surgeons available to diagnose and treat a range of back pain problems.
Ask your GP for a referral to Spire Clare Park Hospital. For more information contact our Patient Information Advisers on 01252 895 490, firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the enquiry form on the right-hand side of this page.
The facet joints link together the bones in the back. They help to stabilise the spine and control the degree of movement. With age, they are prone to injury and deterioration and are a common cause of lower back pain, especially the type that is worse while sitting and improved by walking.
During a facet joint injection, a steroid medicine (which reduces inflammation) or a combination of a steroid and a local anaesthetic is injected into the joint. This can help to treat the pain, inflammation and any restriction of movement caused by the deterioration.
Facet joint injections are usually performed as an out-patient or day-case procedure.