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Facet Injections

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The spine has joints that link one vertebrae to the next vertebrae.  The joints have cartilage on the surfaces of the bone that allow the two bones to slide along one another so that we can bend, twist and rotate.  When the joint or cartilage becomes irritated or inflamed it can cause severe neck or back pain and over time results in worn down cartilage and bone spurs (facet arthritis).

Facet injections are performed under x-ray to help the physician place the needle and a very small amount of steroid and local anesthestic into the facet joint that is inflamed.

Facet injections typically only take minutes to perform and can last for months or years.  One may be all you need.  If more are required you can have up to 3 to 4 per year.

Hospital Stay

Hospital Stay

Outpatient

Patients usually leave an hour after the procedure.

Surgery Type

Surgery Type

None

Injections are made with a needle. A simple bandage is applied after the procedure.

Blood Loss

BloodLoss

None

Injections cause minimal to no blood loss.

Recovery Time

Recovery Time

Minimal

Patients are back to work the next day.

Surgery Time

Surgery Time

Minutes

The injection takes only minutes to perform.

Not all patients and procedures are the same. The above is an example of what the typical patient can expect from some minimally invasive procedures.


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Fast Facts about Dr. Valente

  • Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
  • Nationwide, ranked Number 3 among all orthopedic surgeons sitting for oral board examination (AOBOS)
  • Has been appointed to Clinical Instructor positions at both Michigan State University and the University of California
  • Has lectured and published extensively
  • Participated in numerous research protocols
Spine Doctor Mark Valente

Fast Facts about Dr. Indresano

  • Board Certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon
  • He graduated top of his class at the University of California, San Diego
  • Received Fellow Research award for spine research at University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Extensively published in leading, peer-reviewed medical journals
  • Served as Academic Chief of residency program during his time in San Diego
Spine Doctor Andy Indresano

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