Facet Injections for Arthritis Relief
The zygapophyseal (facet) joints run the length of the spine on both sides and connect each vertebrae with the one above and below it. They are held together by ligaments just like other joints. They stretch and move when we bend and twist.
They are susceptible to arthritis, too, which can result in pain. Facet injections are given directly into the facet joints to alleviate pain caused by inflammation.