Re: Anyone Have a Medial Branch Block/Facet Joint Injection?
I had several of the facet joint injections, and they always seem to work great for the first two or three weeks, and then it's back to my normal pain level. I would strongly recommend that after the procedure, you lay flat on your back with pillows under your neck and knees - otherwise, you can get one heck of a headache!
Also, once the Lidocaine starts wearing off, you may start to feel the pain from the injection sites. I went to Walmart and purchased two large bags of frozen peas for $0.88 each, which made inexpensive, excellent ice packs!
After the initial 24 hours, you should be good-to-go with resuming your normal activities, as tolerated.
Good luck with your procedure!