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Cervical Facet Block

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 2, 2024.

A cervical facet block is a procedure to inject medicine at the facet joints in your cervical (neck) spine. Facet joints are found at the back of each vertebrae.

Vertebral Column


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Your healthcare provider will tell you when you can take pain medicine after the procedure. The following can help manage pain from your medical condition or from the procedure:

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