The facet joints are the joints in the spine that connect to one another to support the vertebrae. The joints become irritated as they are subjected to wear and tear over time, and the cartilage may then be affected, eventually leading to facet disease.
Main causes of facet disease or facet syndrome include:
Facet syndrome may be accelerated if proper care is not pursued. Traumatic injuries to the spine may also severely aggravate these joints and cause accelerated deterioration. Some of the most common symptoms of facet disease include neck or back pain, pain radiation throughout the extremities, stiffness, muscle spasms, and soreness. Symptoms of a dull, aching pain, headaches, loss of movement, and limited mobility may also be related to this condition.
Facet disease can be treated with medical imaging and various other treatments. It is always in your best interest to speak with a qualified physician who is ready to properly diagnose and treat your condition. Our medical team is ready to help you increase your mobility and return to pain-free living. Our spine care experts can help you understand your condition and safely provide you with a treatment plan that helps you manage your pain.
At The Spine Care Center, some of our most common treatments include:
Your individualized facet disease treatment plan will be fully explained to you by your spine physician. Please call or email our office to schedule an appointment, or to learn more about any of the information on this page. We look forward to treating your pain and restoring your quality of life.