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How painful is a facet joint injection?

You should experience minimal pain during a facet joint injection. Before the procedure, the doctor uses a numbing agent to prepare the area for your back joint injection. This numbing medication may sting a bit at first, but as soon as it starts working, you should not feel any discomfort from an injection needle. Instead, you may feel a bit of pressure.

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* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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