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Facet and Medial Branch Nerve Blocks

Medial and Facet Nerve Blocks in San Antonio

Whether you’re seeking an affordable low back pain cure in San Antonio or a piriformis injection for your chronic pain, Tricity Pain Associates SM is here to help. Our team of physicians has the right knowledge and skills to help patients manage their pain through a series of different effective treatments.

Dealing with pain is our specialty and there’s no condition left unchecked once patients step into our office. Our treatments may sound a little intimidating to some, but we assure you that they will keep the pain at bay.

A Facet Joint Injection for Your Pain

A cervical, thoracic or lumbar facet joint injection involves injecting a small amount of local anesthetic (numbing agent) and/or steroid medication, which can anesthetize the facet joints and block the pain. The facet joint becomes painful due to arthritis of the spine, mechanical stress to the back, or a back injury.

Facet joint injections usually have two purposes:

To help diagnose the cause of the pain: The amount of pain relief experienced by the patient will help determine if the facet joint is the source of the pain.

To provide pain relief: A time-release steroid or cortisone is included in the numbing medication and facet joint injection to reduce inflammation which sometimes provides long-term pain relief.

This procedure is also known as a facet block. It’s named as such because it blocks the pain.

Our Treatment Is the Answer to all Your Pain Woes

Our doctors specialize in various pain procedures to help you live a pain-free life. We have pain management doctors in San Antonio, Texas for the groin and hip pain treatments as well as herniated disc treatment procedures.

Contact us at 1-844-789-PAIN (7246) to visit us at these locations: Stone Oak, San Antonio Medical Center, New Braunfels, Southwest Briggs, Northeast SA, Corpus Christi, Carrollton, Seguin, and Austin.

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