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What causes facet joint arthropathy?

What causes facet joint arthropathy?

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 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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What are the causes of moderate facet joint hypertrophy?

What are the causes of moderate facet joint hypertrophy?

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 more

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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?

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

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Mri said I have hypertrophied facet joint causing moderate central spinal stenosis for which microd/hemilaminotomy done can I ever play soccer again?

Mri said I have hypertrophied facet joint causing moderate central spinal stenosis for which microd/hemilaminotomy done can I ever play soccer again?

Spine surgery: I believe exercise is good for the spine. I would allow you to play soccer only after physical therapy and proper back education. The microdiskectomy will decrease the pain you had before, but nw is the time to be smart, rehab the back and slowly return o activity. ...Read more

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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?

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?

There: can be overlap from the SI joint and the facet joints regarding pain in that area. See a Spine Specialist to determine which is worse or if its both. ...Read more

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I have heard of "facet joints" causing back pain. What is this?

I have heard of "facet joints" causing back pain. What is this?

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 more

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Can facet joint syndrome cause bad posture?

Can facet joint syndrome cause bad posture?

Facet joint: You may be avoiding painful positions. This could affect your posture. ...Read more

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Ct reads that bone spur of l5/s1 facet joint is just in contact with s1 nerve root sleeve. Could that cause pain?

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 more

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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