Facet injections are the most common non-surgical intervention for relieving pain in advanced cases. Spinal facet joints are synovial joints. Like the shoulder and the knee, spinal facet joints have a joint capsule lubricated with fluid and abundantly innervated by a network of pain-sensitive nerve fibers. These joints are prone to injury, deterioration and inflammation.
Spinal facet joints sometimes become sources for chronic neck and back pain independent of inter-vertebral discs and spinal nerves. The pain from these inflamed joints can easily radiate into the extremities. They become particularly vulnerable when the inter-vertebral disc is injured due to trauma (such as whiplash) or when degeneration is present. Catalyst Pain Solutions treats these joints bilaterally and in multiple levels plus potential trigger points, successfully reducing many types of debilitating pain.