Medial Branch Blocks

What are Medial Branch Blocks?

A doctor may recommend a medial branch block and/or a medial branch radiofrequency neurotomy (ablation) as part of a patient’s health care plan.

A medial branch nerve block is a procedure in which an anesthetic is injected near small medial nerves connected to a specific facet joint. Typically several levels of the spine are injected in one procedure.