Lumbar facet joint osteoarthritis is a common culprit for pain in the lower back originating from the facet joint. An intra-articular steroid injection can be an effective treatment option for patients experiencing this type of pain. For this procedure, the physician will use X-ray-guided fluoroscopy, to determine the precise location of the target facet joint and will then inject a local anesthetic. An anti-inflammatory steroid medication is then delivered to the nerve with a needle to provide pain relief to the region and reduce inflammation.
Dr. DeCaria is a double-board certified physician in anesthesiology and pain management medicine with extensive training and experience in treating chronic pain.
Schedule your appointment with Dr. DeCaria of Revitalize Medical Center in Glenview and Evanston, IL, to take the first step towards a long-term solution for your chronic pain!