Facet joints are the joints in your spine that make your back flexible and enable you to bend and twist. Nerves exit your spinal cord through these joints on their way to other parts of your body.
Celiac Plexus blocks are performed to minimize abdominal pain, commonly due to cancer or pancreatitis. The Celiac Plexus is a bundle of nerves near the aorta that carry pain information from the abdomen to the brain.
Epidural steroid injections involve placement of a small volume of local anesthetic and steroid, an anti-inflammatory medication, at a specific area of the spine where patients commonly feel pain.