The injection, known as a facet rhizotomy, basically calms down the nerves at the problem area, which relieves the pain. The injections are done in an office visit, with very little, if any, downtime.
“Now, with the latest technology it just makes sense to get the medicine exactly to the place where the patient needs it,” Dr. Yee says.
After completing weeks of physical therapy – the other component of her treatment plan – Jones received her first of two rounds of shots in early January.
“From the moment I got the first set of shots, it was like I was a different person,” she says. “I came home, and it was wonderful.”
During her first visit with Dr. Yee last year, Jones said her pain level on a scale of 10 was a solid 10. During her most recent visit in March, she told Dr. Yee her current pain level was a zero out of 10 – non-existent.
“That is remarkable improvement,” he says.