Facet Medial Branch Block to Treat Cervical (Neck) Spinal Arthritis

Facet joints are found in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine which allow the spine to flex, extend, and rotate. With age or secondary to trauma, the facet joints can be damaged and develop arthritis. Using fluoroscopy, we  guide the needle into the proper area of cervical spine. Once the needle is positioned near the median nerve, a combination of anesthetics is injected into the exact region.