What is Facet Block L3/4/5?

Category: Procedures


A facet block is an injection of local anesthetic and steroid into a joint in the spine. They are typically ordered for patients who have pain primarily in their back coming from arthritic changes in the facet joints or for mechanical low back pain. A facet block may be therapeutic and/or diagnostic

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Back pain 2 0
Diagnostic assessment 2 2
Pain in lower back 2 0
Arthritis pain 1 1
Doctor recommendation 1 0
Facet joint pain 1 0

Show all 7 reasons taken

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Facet Block L3/4/5

Side effect Patients
Back pain 1
Muscle tension 1


Based on patients currently having Facet Block L3/4/5

Dosage Patients
as needed 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Facet Block L3/4/5.