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Facet Injection

Bellevue Pain and Wellness PLLC

Pain Management Physicians located in Bellevue, WA

Living with chronic facet pain can present challenges in your daily routine, often restricting your ability to move freely and live a comfortable life. At Bellevue Pain and Wellness, we understand the physical and emotional strain this condition can cause. That's why our dedicated team is committed to helping you navigate your way back to a pain-free existence.

Our facet pain treatments, including specialized facet injections, are tailored to address your unique needs and health history. Our experienced team of specialists combines the power of state-of-the-art medical interventions with a compassionate, holistic approach, ensuring your journey towards recovery is handled with utmost care.

By choosing Bellevue Pain and Wellness, you're choosing a team that values your wellbeing and sees your health as a collaborative journey. Our commitment is to provide relief from your facet pain, restore your flexibility, and help you regain control over your life.

Your path towards better spinal health starts here. Reach out to Bellevue Pain and Wellness today, and let us help you move past the pain.

What is Facet Pain?

Facet joints, located at each segment of the spine, facilitate your back's flexibility and limit excessive movement that might harm the spinal cord. However, due to factors such as aging, arthritis, injury, or repetitive strain, these joints can become inflamed or degenerate over time, causing facet pain.

What are symptoms of Facet Joint Pain?

The symptoms can vary widely depending on the location of the affected facet joint, but commonly include:

  • Localized pain, often described as a dull ache or sharp jolt
  • Pain that worsens with activities like bending, twisting, or lifting
  • Reduced flexibility and stiffness in the spine
  • Difficulty standing straight or changing positions
  • Radiating pain that may reach the shoulders, buttocks, or legs

Our Approach to Facet Pain Treatment

At Bellevue Pain and Wellness, we develop a comprehensive, individualized approach to our patients’ care. After a thorough assessment that includes reviewing your medical history, physical examination, and imaging studies, we tailor a treatment plan designed to relieve your pain and restore your function.

Facet Injections

One of our most effective treatment modalities for facet pain is facet joint injections. These injections serve a dual purpose: diagnostic and therapeutic.

In a diagnostic facet injection, a local anesthetic is injected into the suspected facet joint. If the pain subsides, it confirms that the specific facet joint is the source of the pain.

Therapeutic facet injections involve administering a long-lasting steroid into the facet joint, reducing inflammation and providing pain relief. This procedure is minimally invasive, performed under imaging guidance to ensure precise placement of medication. 

Other Treatments

Beyond facet injections, physical therapy to improve your flexibility, strength, and posture, which can help alleviate facet joint pain. Additionally, lifestyle modifications like maintaining a healthy weight, regular exercise, and proper ergonomics can contribute significantly to your long-term spinal health.

At Bellevue Pain and Wellness, we are committed to providing cutting-edge treatments for conditions like facet pain. We understand the impact of chronic pain on your life and work to provide solutions that offer real relief. Don't let facet pain limit your life. Reach out to us today at (425) 998-7884. Your journey towards a pain-free life starts here.