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Facet Joint Injection, Cervical Spine
Jeffrey S. Ross, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Pre-Procedure

      • Procedure

        • Post-Procedure

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • Facet joint injection (FJI)
          • Synonyms

            • Facet joint block (FJB)
          • Definitions

            • Anesthetic ± corticosteroid injection into cervical facet joint

          PRE-PROCEDURE

          • Indications

            • Contraindications

              • Pre-Procedure Imaging

                • Getting Started

                  PROCEDURE

                  • Patient Position/Location

                    • Equipment Preparation

                      • Procedure Steps

                        • Findings and Reporting

                          • Alternative Procedures/Therapies

                            POST-PROCEDURE

                            • Expected Outcome

                              • Things to Do

                                • Things to Avoid

                                  OUTCOMES

                                  • Problems

                                    • Complications

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Manchikanti L et al: Comprehensive review of neurophysiologic basis and diagnostic interventions in managing chronic spinal pain. Pain Physician. 12(4):E71-120, 2009
                                      2. Boswell MV et al: A systematic review of therapeutic facet joint interventions in chronic spinal pain. Pain Physician. 10(1):229-53, 2007
                                      3. Boswell MV et al: Accuracy of precision diagnostic blocks in the diagnosis of chronic spinal pain of facet or zygapophysial joint origin. Pain Physician. 6(4):449-56, 2003
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Pre-Procedure

                                          • Procedure

                                            • Post-Procedure

                                              TERMINOLOGY

                                              • Abbreviations

                                                • Facet joint injection (FJI)
                                              • Synonyms

                                                • Facet joint block (FJB)
                                              • Definitions

                                                • Anesthetic ± corticosteroid injection into cervical facet joint

                                              PRE-PROCEDURE

                                              • Indications

                                                • Contraindications

                                                  • Pre-Procedure Imaging

                                                    • Getting Started

                                                      PROCEDURE

                                                      • Patient Position/Location

                                                        • Equipment Preparation

                                                          • Procedure Steps

                                                            • Findings and Reporting

                                                              • Alternative Procedures/Therapies

                                                                POST-PROCEDURE

                                                                • Expected Outcome

                                                                  • Things to Do

                                                                    • Things to Avoid

                                                                      OUTCOMES

                                                                      • Problems

                                                                        • Complications

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Manchikanti L et al: Comprehensive review of neurophysiologic basis and diagnostic interventions in managing chronic spinal pain. Pain Physician. 12(4):E71-120, 2009
                                                                          2. Boswell MV et al: A systematic review of therapeutic facet joint interventions in chronic spinal pain. Pain Physician. 10(1):229-53, 2007
                                                                          3. Boswell MV et al: Accuracy of precision diagnostic blocks in the diagnosis of chronic spinal pain of facet or zygapophysial joint origin. Pain Physician. 6(4):449-56, 2003