Facet joint injections

At Spire Manchester Hospital we have a number of highly skilled and experienced consultant orthopaedic surgeons. All of our orthopaedic surgeons are supported by a team of healthcare professionals, including nurses and physiotherapists, committed to providing high levels of care to all our patients.

We have a large range of diagnostic and treatment facilities on-site, including a radiology department should you require x-rays or scans and a physiotherapy department. In addition to this we have a specially trained orthopaedic theatre team and two laminar flow theatres, which use a constant stream of clean air to protect against the introduction of organisms which can cause infection.

For more information about the orthopaedic services and treatments offered at Spire Manchester Hospital please visit our orthopaedic surgery page

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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