Facet & Sacroiliac Joint Injections

Facet and sacroiliac joint injections are medical procedures used to relieve pain and discomfort in the spine, tailbone and lower back. These injections are often recommended when other treatments, like physical therapy or medication, have not provided enough relief. The facet joints are small, bony structures in the spine that allow it to bend and twist. When they become painful due to conditions like arthritis or injury, facet joint injections can help. During the procedure, Dr. Maxime Debrosse injects a mixture of anesthetic (numbing) and anti-inflammatory medication directly into the affected joint. This helps reduce pain and inflammation, allowing patients to move more comfortably and participate in rehabilitation exercises.

Sacroiliac joints connect the base of the spine to the pelvic bone. When these joints are painful, it can cause lower back pain that radiates down the legs. Sacroiliac joint injections work similarly to facet joint injections. Dr. Debrosse injects medication into the sacroiliac joint to reduce pain and inflammation.

Both procedures are performed using X-ray guidance to ensure precision and safety. They are minimally invasive, usually taking just a short time in an outpatient setting. Patients often experience significant pain relief, enabling them to resume daily activities and work on their recovery. It is important to note that while these injections can provide relief, they are not a long-term solution and a comprehensive treatment plan may include physical therapy and lifestyle changes to address the underlying causes of pain.

Consult with our physician to determine if facet or sacroiliac joint injections in Mount Dora and Orlando, Florida, are appropriate for your condition. Call 689-208-4848 to schedule your visit to Relieve-Pain and Spine Center today.