Re: facet block injections
I have had a bunch of the facet injections. They ARE supposed to work immediately. Mine hardly worked because I had both facet joint degeneration AND disk degeneration. So my joints might have felt better, but the disks still killed me. Its very hard to isolate what is causing the pain, exactly. I ended up getting a fusion on Jan. 10th, and my joints AND disks feel alot better now. (so far). Have you tried steroid epidurals in your disks? That is the usual injection for the disk area.The facet injections dont go into the disks, just the joints. Many time if you have disk degeneration, then the facet joints have it, too because they end up carrying most of the load because the disks cant handle it anymore.