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spincon58
04-25-2004, 01:07 AM
Has anyone ever taken a facet injection test?:mad:

A doctor wants this done to me to find out where the pain is coming from:confused:

no thank you, :rolleyes: no one is sticking anything in my spine unless I'm out cold:D

connie

Karen Ocker
04-25-2004, 09:02 PM
These injections are given under deep sedation so you do not feel them; they serve 2 purposes: pain relief for a period of time and a diagnosis of which nerve branches are affected. The doctor, usually a pain specialist, uses fluoroscopy to visualize the correct spot.

I have worked with these cases in my profession on a regular basis.

Karen

spincon58
04-25-2004, 09:37 PM
Karen,

If your under deep sedation, how are they able to find out where the pain is coming from?

Karen Ocker
04-26-2004, 02:14 PM
You tell the doctor the general area where it is before the procedure; sometimes he will press around your back and you tell him where it hurts.
K