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Can you tell me what is a facet joint block?

Can you tell me what is a facet joint block?

Spine Joints: Facet joints are places on the spinal bones where two bones actually meet and articulate, therefore a facet joint injection is into that place where they meet. Many times arthritis or inflammation can arise here and cause pain. ...Read more

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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Can you tell me what is a cervical facet joint?

Can you tell me what is a cervical facet joint?

Neck joints: Most people think of their spine as the vertebrae and discs, but those are the structures in the front. The spinal cord sits in the middle, and is protected by additional bony structures in the back. Where the back bones meet the front bones, there are joints on either side of the midline called facet joints. These joints are tiny, typically capable of holding less than less than 1cc of fluid. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is a facet joint sprain?

Can you tell me what is a facet joint sprain?

Inflammation: It is usually seen after a whiplash injury and causes neck pain. Chiropractic treatment or physical therapy can be useful if it persists. Occasionally we do an injection to knock it down. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about facet joint block?

Can you tell me about facet joint block?

Facet Joint Pain: Radiofrequency procedures work well if a previous facet injection or medial branch block was performed with greater than 75-80% relief that was obtained. This is used to determine pain from facet joints. As with anything there are failures, but quite low if the block worked well. Risks are the same as with any spine procedure, no different. Rare that you would be worse off afterwards. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is bilateral facet joint arthrosis?

Can you tell me what is bilateral facet joint arthrosis?

Spine Joints: Facet joints are places on the spinal bones where two bones actually meet and articulate. Many times arthritis or inflammation can arise here and cause pain. Sometimes this inflammation results in extra fluid in the joint that aggravates the joint, that is the effusion. Suggest seeing a spine specialist to get help with either steroid injections or PRP to help strengthen ligaments. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is bilateral facet joint effusions?

Can you tell me what is bilateral facet joint effusions?

Spine Joints: Facet joints are places on the spinal bones where two bones actually meet and articulate. Many times arthritis or inflammation can arise here and cause pain. Sometimes this inflammation results in extra fluid in the joint that aggravates the joint, that is the effusion. Suggest seeing a spine specialist to get help with either steroid injections or PRP to help strengthen ligaments. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is a spinal stimulator?

Can you tell me what is a spinal stimulator?

Treatment for pain: Spinal cord stimulation (scs) involves an implanted electrode (in the neck for arm symptoms, thoracic area for leg and back symptoms) connected to a pulse generator, all under the skin. While how it works is not completely understood, patients describe a tingling sensation where they felt pain. A trial placement of the electrode is necessary to see if patients will experience adequate pain relief. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can you think is causing bone and joint pain?

Can you tell me what can you think is causing bone and joint pain?

No: You gave no specifics and without a history, physical exam and appropriate testing, it is impossible to answer your question. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is causing bone and joint pain?

Can you tell me what is causing bone and joint pain?

Have it evaluated.: Your pain can be due to a fracture, gout, infection, or due to ligament, cartilage, or other bone abnormalities. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about a lumbar nerve block?

Can you please tell me about a lumbar nerve block?

Lumbar nerve: A lumbar nerve block is 1 way to treat pain caused by compression of a lumbar nerve root. It can be done " blind" or via fluoroscopy or us guidance. Local anaesthetic and a steroid is injected close to the nerve. If the correct nerve location is identified, the pain will resolve. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is degenerative ms?

Can you tell me what is degenerative ms?

A phase: We conceive that ms starts with inflammatory attack on the central nervous system, followed by a less intensive but gradually deteriorating process which is termed degenerative. So, the original relapsing-remitting course transforms at some point to a secondary progressive process. Without treatment 90% proceed by 20 yrs. Yet, potent and early treatment is designed to prevent the disability. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is osteophytosis and facet disease?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is osteophytosis and facet disease?

Facet Arthropathy: Could be facet arthropathy/arthritis. There are joints in the spine where the bones articulate and can develop bone spurs and cause the clicking with pain typically with extension. I would consider seeing a pain/spine specialist to see if facet injections or radio frequency ablation would be helpful for you. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the remedy for osteoarthritis knee?

Could you tell me what is the remedy for osteoarthritis knee?

Oa of the knee: Osteoarthritis of the knee is treated with rest, antiinflamatory medication and occasionally with bracing or injections. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is a spinal disc fusion and how long is recovery?

Can you tell me what is a spinal disc fusion and how long is recovery?

Interbody Fusion: Removal of the interbody disc and replacement with a bone graft. This allows bony healing across the interspace between vertebral bodies. Often a fusion is augmented with metal hardware-screws or plates, to maximize the chance of fusion. Length of recovery is determined by site of fusion -cervical, thoracic, or lumbar, number of levels fused, as well as techniques used. Typical is 3-12 months. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what are facet joints?

Can you tell me what are facet joints?

Spine Joints: Facet joints are places on the spinal bones where two bones actually meet and articulate. Many times arthritis or inflammation can arise here and cause pain. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is multilevel facet hypertrophy?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is multilevel facet hypertrophy?

Facet Arthropathy: Could be facet arthropathy/arthritis. There are joints in the spine where the bones articulate and can develop bone spurs and cause the clicking with pain typically with extension. I would consider seeing a pain/spine specialist to see if facet injections or radio frequency ablation would be helpful for you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is cervical cap?

Can you tell me what is cervical cap?

Cervical Cap: A cervical cap is inserted prior to relations, unlike a diaphragm it can remain in place for up to 48 hrs. The advantage is that it can be placed long before you have intercourse so that lovemaking isn't interrupted. You must check it's position before you have relations. It's more popular on the west coast so it may be difficult to find a physician who is comfortable fitting you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what a neuroma is?

Can you tell me what a neuroma is?

A neuroma: Is a mass of nerve tissue. The enlarged nerve could be entrapped or compressed because it has grown to a size larger than normal. ...Read more

Facet (Definition)

Facet joints are places on the spinal bones where two bones actually meet and articulate. Many times arthritis or inflammation can arise ...Read more