The Holly Private Hospital is home to world-class consultant doctors who are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of problems affecting the entire spine, from the head (cranium) to the mid-back (thoracic) and lower back (lumbar & sciatic) regions. Medial branch blocks are used as a test to determine if your pain is coming from the facet joints. Facet joints are pairs of small joints between the vertebrae in the back of the spine. The facet joints provide stability, while also allowing the spine to bend, flex, and twist. During a medial branch block, your doctor will use a numbing medication (anaesthetic) to temporarily block the medial branch nerves from sending the pain signals on to your brain. If your pain is caused by a facet joint problem, you may feel relief of that pain for a few hours with a medial branch block.
Receiving treatment at The Holly Private Hospital is an unrivalled experience, and we’re thrilled to be one of London’s leading private hospitals with exceptionally high patient satisfaction rates. We offer an all-inclusive self-pay package for Medial Branch block or facet joint injection (5-6 joints), with prices starting from £2,450 (T&Cs apply). For more information and eligibility criteria, speak to one of our self-pay advisors by calling