Facet Joint Syndrome

Are you experiencing persistent back pain that worsens with certain movements or positions? You might be suffering from facet joint pain, a common condition affecting the small joints located between each pair of vertebrae in your spine. At RelievUS, we understand the impact that facet joint pain can have on your daily life, and our team of dedicated specialists is here to provide you with effective and personalized solutions for long-lasting relief.

Understanding Facet Joint Pain:

Facet joints are small, synovial joints located in the posterior aspect of the spine, allowing for smooth and controlled movements between adjacent vertebrae. These joints are covered with cartilage and surrounded by a capsule filled with synovial fluid, providing lubrication and shock absorption. However, like any joint in the body, facet joints can degenerate or become inflamed, leading to facet joint pain.

Common Causes of Facet Joint Pain:

Facet joint pain can occur due to various reasons, including:

  • Osteoarthritis: As we age, the cartilage in the facet joints can wear down, leading to osteoarthritis, a common cause of facet joint pain.
  • Degenerative Disc Disease: Discs in the spine act as shock absorbers, and when they degenerate, it can put more stress on the facet joints, leading to pain.
  • Facet Joint Syndrome: This condition occurs when the facet joints become inflamed, often due to overuse, injury, or strain.
  • Facet Joint Locking: Sometimes, the facet joint can become locked, causing severe pain and limited movement.
  • Spinal Stenosis: Narrowing of the spinal canal can lead to compression of the facet joints and subsequent pain.
  • Spondylolisthesis: This condition involves one vertebra slipping forward over the one below it, which can irritate the facet joints.

Effective Facet Joint Pain Relief at RelievUS:

At RelievUS, we offer a comprehensive and tailored approach to diagnosing and treating facet joint pain. Our team of pain management specialists, physical therapists, and healthcare professionals work together to develop personalized treatment plans aimed at addressing the root cause of your pain and enhancing your overall well-being.

Our Treatment Options Include:

  • Facet Joint Injections: We offer targeted facet joint injections, which deliver anti-inflammatory medication directly to the affected joints, providing pain relief and reducing inflammation.
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA): RFA is a minimally invasive procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to deactivate the nerves carrying pain signals from the facet joints, providing long-lasting relief.
  • Medication Management: We may prescribe medications, such as anti-inflammatories or muscle relaxants, to manage pain and improve your comfort.

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Take the First Step Towards Facet Joint Pain Relief:

Don't let facet joint pain keep you from enjoying life to the fullest. Schedule a consultation with our expert team at RelievUS and take the first step towards finding relief. We are dedicated to helping you regain your comfort, mobility, and overall well-being. Contact us today to book your appointment and start your journey towards a pain-free life.

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