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What happens after a facet joint injection?

Immediately after a facet joint injection, you need to recover in the procedure area. Once the medication has had enough time to take effect, you will be asked to move around and do activities that usually cause your back or neck to hurt. You will discuss how you are feeling with your doctor.

When you go home after your injection, you need to monitor your pain symptoms to provide an accurate report to your doctor on your follow-up visit. If you are still experiencing discomfort, you can continue to take your pain medication as usual. You may start physical therapy to help strengthen your back and prevent future pain from reoccurring.

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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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