Facet Joint Pain

In the back of the spine, the vertebrae connect to each other through a series of spinal ridges known as the facet joints. Each facet joint connects to a vertebrae above and below it with a cushion of cartilage and fluid in between.

Like all joints in the body, the facet joints can suffer from Osteoarthritis if the cartilage between the facet joints breaks down. If the joints move without their protective cartilage, it can cause pain, stiffness and reduced range of motion. Facet Arthritis greatly contributes to cases of lower back pain,and severe damage or bone spurs near the nerve root can result in cauda equina syndrome.

The most common symptoms of osteoarthritis include pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joint. This condition also greatly decreases range of motion and causes inflammation that can be seen on the skin around the joint. Patients with arthritis usually report feeling the worst symptoms in the morning. In the case of rheumatoid arthritis, a patient may feel a loss of appetite due to the inflammation by way of the immune system. Severe rheumatoid arthritis also causes joint deformity and hand in hand with anemia by decreasing the red blood cell count.

Our mission is to help patients to return to work, improve their quality of life, reduce dependence on medication and healthcare providers, and avoid persistent injuries.

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