C1-2 Lateral Joint Injections
Osteoarthritic changes of the C1-2 or atlanto-axial joint are a common cause of upper neck pain, cervicogenic headache and neck stiffness. In order to diagnose C1-2 joint pain, it is possible to inject local anaesthetic and steroid medication into the joint under x-ray guidance.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Northern Pain Centre can facilitate you obtaining a second opinion. Please discuss this with us.
- Educational Video: Spinal Motion Segment: C1-C2 (Atlantoaxial Joint) Animation
- Educational Video: Cervical Facet Osteoarthritis Animation
- Northern Pain Centre Patient Education Sheet – C1-C2 Lateral Joint Injection
- Northern Pain Centre Patient Education Sheet – Preoperative Medication List – Category B
- Northern Pain Centre Post Procedure Pain Diary