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A 33-year-old member asked:

What is bilateral lumbo-sacral facet joint dysfunction like?

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Dr. Clive Segil
Orthopedic Surgery 58 years experience
Not bad: A pure xray or MRI finding needs clinical correlation.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Type of back pain: It is one type of problem that can lead to back pain. It is less common than disc problems but can be associated with a disc problem as well. It is a problem with the small joints of the spine usually due to degenerative changes which can give you back pain after long periods of sitting or standing

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what is bilateral lumbo-sacral facet joint dysfunction?

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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 29 years experience
Back Pain: It is a term relating pain coming from the l5/s1 facet joints. The diagnosis was probably given due to arthritic changes of those joints. To treat and verify facet dysfunctional pain, often facet joint injections are recommended.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is bilateral lumbo-sacral facet joint dysfunction?

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Dr. Geoffrey Ndeto
Anesthesiology 45 years experience
Back pain.: This is a diagnosis whereby, the pain is in the low back region primarily. Its cause is from the inflammation of the small facet joints on both sides of low back vertebral column. The pain can be severe and will commonly increase when the back is extended.

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