What is Medial branch block-Facet Joint?

Category: Procedures

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Generic name: Spinal Injections

The term medial branch block-facet joint referes to a diagnostic test to determine the root cause of a specific type of back pain. This procedure is typically done only once to determine if the pain is cause by medial branch nerve endings.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain in lower back 5 2
Back pain 3 1
Arthritis pain 1 1
Diagnostic assessment 1 0
Myofascial pain syndrome 1 0
Neck pain 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Medial branch block-Facet Joint

Side effect Patients
Paralysis of body (left side) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Medial branch block-Facet Joint

Dosage Patients
monthly 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1
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1 patient evaluation for Medial branch block-Facet Joint

Mar 23, 2017 (Started Feb 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for back pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (paralysis of body (left side))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Monthly
Advice & Tips: Use something for anxiety beforehand.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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