Medial Branch Block – Cervical
Learn about this procedure and watch a detailed video that shows you exactly what is involved.
The medial branch nerves are the nerves that are attached to the facet joints of the spine. The facet joints are found on the back of the spine on either side of the vertebrae. When injury or disease effects these nerves, the patient can experience pain that travels down the spine, up the neck and head, and across the shoulders. By injecting a numbing agent into the medial branch nerves the physician can better diagnose the source of the patient’s pain. An added benefit to this procedure is temporary relief from pain.