The facet joints of the spine are the joints that allow you to turn your head from side to side or to bend forward or backward.

Sometimes arthritis pain in these joints can be a problem and a major source of pain.

lumbar_facetTo help find out if these joint are indeed the source of pain, Dr. Farrell tests these joints by block the nerves that supply them.

The joints that are found to be the source of pain are then treated directly.