MEDIAL BRANCH BLOCK
Medial branch blocks are diagnostic tests used to help verify or rule out whether a facet joint is the source of your pain.
Facet joints are the joints in your vertebrae that allow your spine to flex, bend, and twist.
Medial branch refers to the nerves that carry pain signals from the spinal facet joints to the brain.
The medial branch block is placed in much the same location as a facet joint injection. This can help confirm whether the joint is the cause of your pain, and leads to neurotomy procedures for chronic pain relief.