Facet joint injections

Spire Gatwick Park is pleased to provide facet joint injections for patients across Surrey and West Sussex, including Crawley, Horsham, Redhill and Reigate.

What's involved?

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.

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To book an appointment at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital call 01293 778 906 for self-funded treatment or 01293 778 919 for insured bookings. Alternatively, fill out our online enquiry form on the right hand side of the page.

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