Relieving Pain. Restoring Hope.
Medial Branch Block
About the treatment
Medial branch blocks are used primarily for diagnostic reasons however do have therapeutic indications as well. MBB’s are most commonly used to determine a patient’s candidacy for a radiofrequency ablation (RFA) providing long-term pain relief. A patient will be taken to our procedure suite where the skin is cleaned and numbed with a local anesthetic to reduce discomfort. Live fluoroscopy (x-ray) is also used to ensure proper needle placement. A solution of sterile local anesthetic, and corticosteroid if therapeutic, will then be injected into the targeted facet joints. If a significant amount of pain relief is noted from the procedure, the injection is considered successful.
After the treatment