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Introduction

Facet Joint Pain is also known as osteoarthritis, it is an acute pain that occurs between two vertebrae in your spine. These joints are small joints located between the vertebrate as they help in providing the broad flexibility in various body movements. These facet joints have opposite surfaces of cartilage which reduces the friction between the bones. It also has capsules filled with cerebrum fluid which act as an additional lubricant to reduce the friction between the bones that rub together. The facet joints are responsible for flexibility in your back that enables you to bend or twist. It can lead to into disability in patients.

Causes

  • Any injury
  • Excessive pressure on facet joints
  • Degeneration of intervertebral discs in your spine
  • Natural aging of joint
  • Formation of tiny crevasses due to lack of protein in bones
  • Repetitive use or worn out joints
  • Repeated Trauma or surgery
  • Increased levels of uric acid or calcium pyrophosphate

Symptoms

  • Sudden acute pain episodes of intermittent pain
  • Tenderness due to inflamed facet joints
  • Loss of muscles facility in the spine
  • Discomfort in everyday activities
  • Radiating pain in the shoulders and upper back
  • Pain radiating below to the knee or foot.

There are many ways to treat facet joint diseases through exercises or nonsurgical methods such as Facet Joint Injections. Learn to manage chronic pain conditions with experts at our centers equipped with best-in-class diagnosis and treatments. Get personalized pain relief and management programs to get back to your healthy life.

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