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Facet joint injection

Facet joints are small joints that link the bones of the spine together, and allow movement and help stabilise the spine. Wear and tear, inflammation and injury to the facet joints may cause pain in some people.  

A facet joint injection is used for localised spinal pain, where simpler measures have not helped. It is performed around or into the facet joint, to help determine where the pain is originating from it. Several injections to different facet joints may be needed, depending on the site of pain. The injection contains local anaesthetic, often with a small amount of steroid.  

A facet joint injection works by reducing some of the pain signals from the joint and, though the effects can vary from person to person, some can get significant and long-lasting relief. It is usually undertaken alongside other treatments, such as physiotherapy.

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The London Independent Hospital
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The London Independent Hospital
1 Beaumont Square, London E1 4NL

0808 101 0337

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London Clinic
20 Devonshire Pl, Marylebone, London W1G 6BW

02079354444

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Lycahealth Canary Wharf
1 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London E14 4HD

020 7132 1440

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Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth
60 Grove End Rd, London NW8 9NH

020 7806 4000

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Blackheath Hospital
40-42 Lee Terrace, Blackheath, London SE3 9UD

020 8318 7722

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London Bridge Hospital
27 Tooley St, London SE1 2PR

020 7407 3100

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Bupa Cromwell Hospital
164-178 Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW5 0TU

020 7460 2000

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The Wellington Hospital
Wellington Pl, London NW8 9LE

020 3733 5344

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Highgate Hospital
17-19 View Rd, Highgate, London N6 4DJ

020 8341 4182

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Otima health
19 Harley St, Marylebone, London W1G 9QJ

020 7036 8800

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Harris Private and International Patient Unit, Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond St, London WC1N 3JH

020 7405 9200

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The Portland Hospital
205-209 Great Portland St, London W1W 5AH

020 3627 1534

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