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Causes Facet Joint
Age and/or injury: Usually with age, facet joint degenerative changes occur as the discs become degenerative and narrow in height it alters the mechanics of the facet joints at the same levels. Injury to the joints and obesity which can overload the joints can lead to facet joint arthropathy or degeneration. Exercise may be protective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aging and: Aging will lead to degeneration of the facet joints as can injury or trauma which can accelerate this process as can smoking which degenerates the discs which alters the mechanics of the spine segments creating more stresses on the facet joints leading to degeneration. Underlying rheumatologic conditions will affect these joints too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Causes of fluid at facet joint l3-4 and l 4-5 level in male aged 31 years old with mild degenerative changes with small Schmorls nodes at l 1,l 2,l 3?
Back pain: Fluid in the facet joints is caused by inflammation of the joint. The degenerative changes of the spine and schmorl's nodes are typical of arthritis in the low back. Lumbar levels L3/4 and L4/5 are the most common location for arthritis to begin. Most cases of spinal stenosis originate in this area. Do daily back exercises and avoid tobacco products to reduce pain and improve back function. ...Read more
Mri said I have hypertrophied facet joint causing moderate central spinal stenosis for which microd/hemilaminotomy done can I ever play soccer again?
Can strained l5s1 facet joints cause pain in the si joints? Right si joint pops when raising left leg sometimes and when pushing legs together. Sijd?
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. Epidural injections are also helpful to reduce inflammation into the spinal canal area or around the spinal nerve roots exiting the spine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can degenerative disc disease, facet joint syndrome, and/or scapulothoracic bursitis cause excessive sleepiness and daytime drowsiness?
Ct reads that bone spur of l5/s1 facet joint is just in contact with s1 nerve root sleeve. Could that cause pain?
Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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