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Private Facet Joint Injections

Back pain and related symptoms can significantly reduce your quality of life, back pain can prevent you from taking part in exercise or sport, playing with your children, driving and working.

By Andrew Hatfield
Updated: 12th June 2023

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Considering Facet Joint Injections?

Dr Manohar Sharma offers private Facet Joint Injections here at Fairfield Independent Hospital.

Our Pain Management Clinic is delivered by Dr Manohar Sharma our Consultant Pain Medicine and Neuromodulation specialist, who is also the Clinical Director for Pain Medicine at the Walton Centre, Liverpool.

Dr Sharma offers a wide range of pain management injections including Epidural, Dorsal Root Ganglion Block and Radiofrequency Denervation.

What are Facet joint injections?

Facet joint injections are used for both diagnostic and therapeutic reasons in terms of treatment. Facet joint injections are either used to diagnose the exact location of the pain and the cause or to alleviate the pain in the facet joint.

What can Facet joint injections help with?

A Facet joint injection can provide short term relief, Facet joint injections are not suitable for long term pain relief, your specialist consultant will offer you an alternative treatment that will be beneficial to you for long term pain relief.

The procedure includes live X-Ray images and a dye injected through a needle which will allow Dr Sharma to confirm the source of the pain in your lumbar region before the steroid solution is injected.

You can book a consultation with Dr Manohar Sharma by contacting us directly on 01744 746 425 or

Before considering Facet Joint Injections, it is important to be aware that all surgical procedures carry a certain amount of risk and it is important that you understand the risks involved with a Facet Joint Injections.

During your initial consultation, you will be able to explain your medical history and discuss the potential risks of a Facet Joint Injection with the Consultant before making a decision.

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