Epidurals & Facet Injections | Boynton Beach, FL
Epidurals and facet injections are advanced spinal injection techniques for pain management. Fluoroscopy is required when receiving these injections and steroids are universally used.
There are three types of epidural steroid injections: transforaminal, interlaminar, and caudal. They all involve the deposition of corticosteroids into the space over the dura mater in the spinal cord and are used for a variety of conditions from sciatica to stenosis to child birth.
Facets are the name commonly applies to the zygapophyseal joints in the spine. These are synovial joints between the vertebrae in the spine and are susceptible to degeneration and inflammation like any other joint in the body. Facet joints are one of the most common causes of chronic low back pain.
Fluoroscopy is a type of medical imaging that shows a continuous X-ray image on a monitor, much like an X-ray movie. It typically involves more radiation than a typical chest X-ray but less than a CAT scan (CT).