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A cervical epidural (trans-facet) injection involves injecting local anesthetic and a steroid into a facet joint in the neck. The joint capsule is completely filled in order to push the medication out of the joint and into the adjacent pinched nerve. Cervical epidurals can be used as a treatment to relieve neck pain and referred symptoms into the arm.
These injections typically relieve pain for 3-6 months. If successful, repeat injections can be performed.
This exam is covered under your Alberta Health Care Plan. It is not currently offered at our Saskatchewan clinics.