Facet Joint Injections

Facet joint injections are a non-surgical treatment option for low back and neck pain. The procedure is used to reduce the inflammation and irritation originating from the facet joints in the spine, which are the movable joints between the vertebral bodies of the spine, allowing for flexion, extension and rotation. The musculature in the neck and back overlays these joints, and inflammation in the facet joints can result in tightness and inflammation of these muscles. Facet joint injections are utilized to reduce pain by placing steroid and anesthetic medication directly into these joints. The treatment provides rapid pain relief as the joint irritation subsides, allowing patients to improve the muscle tightness and restricted range of motion through physical therapy and their daily home exercise program. The procedure is often performed at multiple joint levels, as the joints in the spine move together as a complex. Facet joint injections also have diagnostic value, as they allow your physician to better pinpoint the origin of pain, based on the patient’s response to the treatment. The procedure typically takes less than 15 minutes to perform and can be repeated up to two to three times per year, if necessary. If the procedure is helpful, but not long-lasting, patient’s can progress to medial branch blocks and radiofrequency ablation (RFA), which will provide long-term pain relief for facet joint pain.

Risks with facet joint injections are minimal, with the most common risks being bleeding and infection. The procedure is performed in the posterior aspect of the spine, so the risk of nerve root irritation or contact is greatly diminished. The potential side effects of the steroid medications include elevated blood sugar levels, disrupted sleep, altered mood, stomach ulcers and transient decrease in immune function. Patients that are on blood thinners do not need to hold this medication for the procedure, but those that have an active infection, are immunosuppressed, or are pregnant should consult with their physician before receiving the procedure.

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The current list of pain treatments we provide (Please note: this is not an exhaustive list, please contact us if you do not the pain treatment you are looking for):

Ankle Injections
Back Pain Treatments
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Caudal Steroid Injection
Celiac Plexus Block
Cervical Steroid Injection
Continuous Catheter Nerve Blocks
Disc Denervation
Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG)
Epidural Steroid Injection
Facet Injections
Ganglion Impar Block
Hip Injections
Intercostal Nerve Block
Interscalene Block
IntraDiscal Electrothermal Therapy
Intrathecal Pump Implants
Joint Injections
Knee Joint Injections
Medial Branch Blocks
Occipital Nerve Block
Percutaneous Discectomy
Platelet Rich Plasma
Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
Radiofrequency Ablation
Sacroiliac Joint Injections
Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block
Spinal Cord Stimulator Implants
Spinal Disc Decompression
Stellate Ganglion Block
Superior Hypogastric Plexus Block
Sympathetic Block
Trigger Point Injections
Vertebroplasty & Kyphoplasty
Whiplash and Back Injuries From Car Accidents


Pain Management

We are double-board certified in pain management and specialize in spinal and neuromuscular pain conditions. Beyond providing safe and appropriate medication management options,We are highly-skilled experts in non-surgical interventions, using state-of-the art treatments to relieve pain and improve function.



Stem Cell Therapy

We uniquely offer customized, evidence-based, regenerative therapies using cutting-edge technology. Our physicians use stem cells and the body’s growth factors and building blocks to naturally and non-surgically decrease pain, restore function, and improve degenerative disease processes.



Chiropractic Care

At Mountain View Pain Center,  it is our mission to deliver the very best chiropractic care to all of our patients. Our Chiropractors deliver first class care incorporating the latest developments in treatment standards to make sure you get out of pain and stay out of pain. Contact any of our six treatment offices to get started today!




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Mountain View Pain Center accepts almost every insurance plan and if you have been in a car accident we accept all auto insurance providers as well. If you do not see your insurance plan in the list of major plans we work with.please contact our office to verify that we accept your plan provider.

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