What is Lumbar facet injections?

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Lumbar facet joints are small pairs of joints where vertebrae meet on the back side of the lower/lumbar spine. Inflammation of facet joints occurs from injuries and arthritis. Cortisone injections into the facet joints is used to reduce inflammation.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain in lower back 10 7
Arthritis pain 2 1
Muscle and joint pain 2 0
Osteoarthritis 2 1
Back pain 1 0
Bulging disc 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 2
Mild 1
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lumbar facet injections

Side effect Patients
Back pain 1
Binge eating episodes 1
Fatigue 1
Insomnia 1
Itching 1
Muscle pain 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently having Lumbar facet injections

Dosage Patients
every 6 months 1
every 6 weeks 1
every 8 weeks 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 3
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