What is facet joint syndrome, and how is it treated?
Each of the segments of the spine is made up of two facet joints at the back of each vertebra that allows for mobility and flexibility of the spine, and a vertebral disc.
When the facet joints become inflamed and painful due to osteoarthritis it is called facet joint syndrome. Facet joint syndrome can be caused by a combination of aging, pressure overload of the facet joints, and injury.
If you have facet joint syndrome the common symptoms can include:
It’s important to be evaluated by a spine specialist since many conditions that affect the spine have similar symptoms of pain radiating to other parts of the body.
For example, facet joint symptoms can mimic the pain caused by degenerative disc disease or cervical radiculopathy.
The Spine Team at OrthoNeuro has helped thousands of patients with facet joint syndrome return to an active and healthy lifestyle using a variety of treatment options.
At OrthoNeuro, facet joint syndrome is usually effectively treated using non-surgical treatment options. The Board Certified Spine Specialists at OrthoNeuro create treatment plans based on your lifestyle and goals.
These treatment plans may consist of any combination of the following non-surgical treatment options:
The Board Certified Spine Surgeons at OrthoNeuro are experts in a variety of minimally invasive surgical procedures to treat facet joint syndrome.
If you have been experiencing the symptoms of facet joint syndrome, schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Spine Specialists at one of our 7 convenient locations throughout Greater Columbus.
We will evaluate your unique lifestyle and goals to determine which type of treatment is best for you.
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