Medial Branch Blocks


Welcome to Hassan Spine and Sports Medicine, where we are dedicated to relieving your chronic pain and helping you get back to a life filled with activity and comfort. If you are experiencing pain in your neck, back, or other areas of your spine, Medial Branch Blocks may be the key to diagnosing and treating the source of your discomfort.

What are Medial Branch Blocks?

Medial Branch Blocks are a specialized medical procedure used for the diagnosis and treatment of pain originating from the facet joints of the spine. The facet joints are small, bony structures located on either side of the vertebrae that allow for smooth spinal movement. When these joints become inflamed or painful due to conditions such as arthritis or injury, they can lead to chronic and often debilitating discomfort.


Why Choose Medial Branch Blocks at Hassan Spine and Sports Medicine?

  • Expertise: At Hassan Spine and Sports Medicine, our team, led by Dr. [Doctor’s Name], is comprised of experts in the field of pain management. We bring a wealth of experience and a commitment to providing the highest level of care to each patient.
  • Precise Diagnosis: Before recommending Medial Branch Blocks, we conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your medical history and perform diagnostic tests to precisely identify the source of your pain. This meticulous approach ensures that we target the problem with precision.
  • Effective Pain Relief: Medial Branch Blocks have a proven track record of providing relief for a range of conditions, including facet joint arthritis, mechanical low back pain, and facet joint syndrome. By injecting a local anesthetic into the medial branches of the affected facet joints, we can temporarily block pain signals and provide relief.
  • Minimally Invasive: Our injections are minimally invasive, involving only a small needle and a minor incision. This results in minimal discomfort, shorter recovery times, and a reduced risk of complications compared to more invasive surgical options.
  • Holistic Approach: We believe in a holistic approach to pain management. Medial Branch Blocks can be part of a larger treatment plan that may include physical therapy, chiropractic care, or other non-surgical interventions to address the underlying cause of your pain.

What to Expect During a Medial Branch Block Procedure

  • Preparation: We will provide you with detailed instructions on how to prepare for the procedure, which may include fasting for a specified period before the injection.
  • Procedure: The injection is administered with precision, often guided by fluoroscopy or ultrasound to ensure accurate placement. Most patients experience minimal discomfort during the procedure.
  • Recovery: Following the injection, you may experience some mild soreness or minor side effects, which typically subside within a few days. You can usually resume your regular activities shortly after the procedure.
  • Follow-up: Our team will provide you with post-procedure care instructions and schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress.

Is a Medial Branch Block Right for You?

If you are dealing with persistent neck or back pain that is impacting your daily life, a Medial Branch Block may offer significant relief. However, the appropriateness of this treatment will depend on your specific diagnosis and medical history. During your consultation at Hassan Spine and Sports Medicine, our experts will thoroughly discuss whether Medial Branch Blocks are the most suitable option for you or if alternative treatments may be more appropriate.

Take the first step toward a pain-free life. Contact Hassan Spine and Sports Medicine today to schedule a consultation and discover how Medial Branch Blocks, in combination with our comprehensive pain management services, can help you regain control over your well-being.


for Your Sports Medicine Needs?

  • Whether you’re recovering from an injury or looking to optimize your athletic performance, HASSAN SPINE & SPORTS MEDICINE is here to support you every step of the way. Contact us at 732-759-8110 to schedule your consultation and experience the benefits of our unique and comprehensive Sports Medicine services. Regain your competitive edge with the help of our expert team at HASSAN SPINE & SPORTS MEDICINE.