Cervical Facet Injection

Spine, General Orthopedics, and Sports Medicine located in Redwood City and Santa Clara, CA
Cervical Facet Injection

Cervical Facet Injection services offered in Redwood City and Santa Clara, CA

If you’re looking for relief from chronic neck pain, the SOAR Spine and Orthopedics specialists offer a cervical facet injection to ease pain. These injections use an anesthetic and/or corticosteroid to target inflammation. The experts at the Santa Clara and Redwood City, California, offices personalize your treatment and consider all your health concerns. Call today to schedule an appointment or book through the website’s online portal.

What is a cervical facet injection?

Cervical refers to the neck portion of the spine, while facet refers to a specific structure on a spinal bone (vertebra). Facets help secure the spinal column together in vertical alignment. Some conditions and injuries weaken facet joints and result in chronic pain.

Chronic neck pain can cause headaches and reduce your range of motion, making daily tasks like reaching and turning your head difficult. A SOAR Spine and Orthopedics expert administers an anesthetic and/or corticosteroid shot into the facet joint to reduce swelling and minimize pain.

Is a cervical facet injection safe?

Cervical facet injections safely reduce pain in people experiencing severe neck pain and inflammation. Pain relief obtained from the injection permits you to attend SOAR Spine and Orthopedics’ exercise based rehabilitation program. 

How does the doctor know where to administer a cervical facet injection?

Based upon your medical history, physical exam, and imaging studies, your physician will be able to target the specific structures at the root cause of your pain. The procedure will be performed under X-ray guidance, and the physician will be able to safely and accurately enter the facet joint with a tiny needle to administer the cortisone medication.

Cervical facet injection appointments are quick, simple, and minimally invasive. You’ll lie face down on a treatment table, and the specialist will administer local anesthesia to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. 

Call the Santa Clara or Redwood City, California, office today to schedule an injection or book through the reservation portal.