At Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood, Essex we provide a range of private back and neck pain treatments including physiotherapy, epidural and facet joint injections to patients from Brentwood, Billericay, Chelmsford, Basildon and surrounding areas.
You don’t have to have private medical insurance to have treatment at The Hartswood. Those wishing to pay for one off private treatment can agree a fixed inclusive package price in advance with our self-pay treatment enquiry advisers. Call 01277 266 761 to find out more.
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.