Lumbar Facet Medial Branch Blocks

 

The lumbar facet joints are the tiny joints in the low back that allow people to bend and twist their low back area. These joints are also common sources of low back pain.  The lumbar medial branches are the tiny nerves that supply these joints.  The placement of a small amount of numbing medicine and steroid on these nerves using X-ray guidance can relieve the low back pain that comes from facet joint dysfunction.


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