Cervical Facet Joint Block

  • Takahisa Nishiyama
  • Kiyoshige Ohseto


After other possible diseases have been ruled out by physical examination and diagnostic imaging, facet block is conducted. The affected joint level is definitively diagnosed by contrast-enhanced radiography of the facet and local anesthetic injection into the same site.


Facet joint Facet block Diagnostic imaging 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takahisa Nishiyama
    • 1
  • Kiyoshige Ohseto
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyTokyo Medical University Hachioji Medical CenterHachiojiJapan
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyTokyo Medical UniversityShinjukuJapan

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