Facet Joint Injections

Facet Joint Injection is an injection of long lasting steroid ("cortisone") in the facet joints - which are located in the back area the spinal bony structure. These joints are actual joints with joint capsule that contains lubricating fluids. 
The steroid injected reduces the inflammation and/or swelling of tissue in the joint space. This may in turn reduce pain, and other symptoms caused by inflammation / irritation of the joint and surrounding structures. The actual injection takes only a few minutes.