FACET JOINT DISEASE
Facet joints are located between the bones of the spine, allowing the spine to move and also to provide balance. Facet joint disease refers to the breakdown of cartilage that lines the facet joints, which can result in damage to the structure of the joint.
WHAT IS FACET JOINT DISEASE?
Facet joint disease can occur along any part of the spine, but is most common in the lumbar (back) region. Symptoms of facet joint disease vary depending on the severity of the condition and can result in discomfort or pain in the affected area as well as the extremities associated with the affected joint.
Wondering if you might be suffering from facet joint disease? Take our 30 second online Pain Assessment Tool to find out. One of our qualified team members will be in touch within one business day to discuss your pain.
HOW DO I TREAT FACET JOINT DISEASE?
Once facet joint disease is diagnosed, conservative treatments like medication and physical therapy are often recommended. Facet joint injections are also often used to treat facet joint disease. During this procedure, a numbing agent is injected into the joint space to relieve pain.
If you suspect you have facet joint disease, take our short Treatment Assessment Tool to tell us a little about what, if anything, you've tried to treat your pain. One of our qualified team members will be in touch within one business day to discuss possible treatment options.