Medial Branch Block Injection

New Jersey's TOP Orthopaedic and Spine Center specializing in Medial Branch Block Injections

Joint Nerve Block NJ

What is the Medial Branch Block Injection?

This procedure treats the cervical facet joint, which is formed in the back of the spine where the bones in the spine contact each other.

Facet injections are used for patients with low back pain and leg pain stemming from inflammation or irritation of the facet joints. Facet blocks, which are meant to reduce the inflammation of tissue in the joint space, are used to diagnose and treat a number of painful conditions, including work or sports injuries caused by twisting motions, low back pain without disc conditions, facet arthritis, and pain following back surgery.

How is the Medical Branch Nerve Block Injection performed?

A short-acting anesthetic temporarily numbs nerves to relieve pain and added medication reduces swelling and inflammation, to provide more lasting pain relief. The injection is performed while the patient is lying face down on a table, and under local anesthesia with the guidance of fluoroscopy (which provides live x-ray imaging of the body).

Our Location

45 Mountain Boulevard
Building D, Suite 2
Warren, NJ 07059

Phone: (908) 822-9282
Fax: (908) 822-9201

Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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