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What is diffuse facet arthropathy?

What is diffuse facet arthropathy?

Facet arthropathy: The facets are the joints between the posterior parts of adjacent vertebral bodies. Diffuse facet arthropathy means generalized degenerative arthritis of these joints throughout the spin ...Read more

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How serious is a mild facet arthropathy?

How serious is a mild facet arthropathy?

Not Serious: meaning its not life threatening, however you will have pain. Recommend working on your core to improve pressure in your spine, however if this is not helping enough you may consider steroid injections into the facet joint or even radiofrequency ablation of the nerve to that joint for longer lasting relief. Some people have gotten good relief from PRP or stem cell therapy options as well. ...Read more

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What does multilevel facet arthropathy mean?

What does multilevel facet arthropathy mean?

Arthritis : Facet arthropathy is arthritis at multiple levels. 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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What is mild to moderate facet arthropathy ?

What is mild to moderate facet arthropathy ?

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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How do you diagnose bilateral facet arthropathy?

How do you diagnose bilateral facet arthropathy?

Facet Arthropathy: These 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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Is facet arthropathy the same as facet syndrome ?

Is facet  arthropathy the same as facet syndrome ?

Facet Issues: Facet Arthropathy is an arthritic condition of the facet joints that causes pain. Facet Syndrome generally is due to pain from the facet joints but not associated with arthritis, typically seen in younger patients with whiplash injuries of the neck or extension based injuries on the back. ...Read more

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Can bilateral facet arthropathy be caused by a fall?

Can bilateral facet arthropathy  be caused by a fall?

Less likely: Less likely caused by a fall, but certainly worsened by a fall. Facet arthtitis is usually caused by disc space narrowing, allowing the facets joints inappropriate movement. This causes secondary osteoarthritis of the facet joints. Any fall would invovle multiple levels, so i believe unlikely. ...Read more

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What does facet arthropathy cervical mean?

What does facet arthropathy  cervical mean?

Arthritis: Cervical spine refers to the neck. The facet joints are the joints in the back of the neck. They can develop a degenerative, arthritic change in them the same as you can get degenerative arthritis in the hip or knee. In the neck this can cause neck pain, headaches and crackling and popping with rotation. ...Read more

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What is lumbar facet arthropathy?

What is  lumbar facet arthropathy?

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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I had an MRI and they report states I have severe facet arthropathy with capsulosynovitis rightward. I want to know what this means.

I had an MRI and they report states I have severe facet arthropathy with capsulosynovitis rightward.  I want to know what this means.

Facet pain: The facet is the part of the spinous process from the vertbrae that looks liked a clam shell. The shell from one vertebra reaches up to connect with the shell from the vertebra below or above. Arthropathy is damage to the facet and capsulosynovitis is inflamation of the capsule that surrounds the facet joint. ...Read more

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What does limited scoliosis with spondylosis and facet arthropathy mean?

What does limited scoliosis with spondylosis and facet arthropathy mean?

See below: I suspect they mean mild scoliosis if they say "limited". Scoliosis is not necesarily a painful condition. Spondylosis and facet arthropathy are 2 fancy ways to say that there is some arthritis in the back. ...Read more

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What does multilevel ligamentum flavum hypertrophy and facet arthropathy mean?

What does multilevel ligamentum flavum hypertrophy and facet arthropathy mean?

Arthritis: It is another way to say you have developed degenerative arthritis in your back. This leads to arthritis in your facet joints and Hypertrophy of the ligaments in flavin in your back which then can lead to a condition known as spinal stenosis. ...Read more

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Small right paracentral disc protrusion with facet arthropathy without neural compromise. What does this mean?

Small right paracentral disc protrusion with facet arthropathy without neural compromise. What does this mean?

Arthritis in spine: When I see this report from a radiologist it means that the person has some degeneration of the spine. The spine wears out in a well described manner typically. The cartilage of the disk dries out followed by facet joint hypertrophy. If we look at this from an imaging MRI standpoint; we will see a protruding or bulging disk and enlargement of the facet joints. Treatment is only for symptoms. ...Read more

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I have moderate facet arthropathy at L4 and L5 what can help to treat it or fix it. What is it. Does it cause pain to walk.

I have moderate facet arthropathy at L4 and L5 what can help to treat it or fix it. What is it. Does it cause pain to walk.

Avoid extension ...: Facet arthropathy is arthritis in the posterior joints of the spine. Any arching of the back will aggravate your condition. Axial loading is also not recommend. You need to keep your lumbar spine flexed and avoid any arching of the back. Hip capsule & flexor stretches will help maintain your posture. You need to see an physical therapist after the orthopedist writes the appropriate prescription. ...Read more

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Can i lift heavy objects safely with areas of the c spine havingbulge disc with facet arthropathy, paracentral/foraminal disc protrution, narrowing?

Can i lift heavy objects safely with areas of the c spine havingbulge disc with facet arthropathy, paracentral/foraminal disc protrution, narrowing?

Generally: It depends on if you hurt or not. Likely raising objects above your head might irritate the neck (c-spine) and that might need to be decreased while you heal. Otherwise, I would discuss with your doctor your options. ...Read more

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What should I do about l5-s1 mild bilateral facet arthropathy & hypertrophy?

What should I do about l5-s1 mild bilateral facet arthropathy & hypertrophy?

Interventional Pain: See an interventional pain physician. Radiofrequency lesioning has good results for facet arthropathy. ...Read more

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Just discovered I have mild facet arthropathy at l5/s1 on right side with spurring. Feel like my youth is over. Love to run/workout. Is it over?

Just discovered I have mild facet arthropathy at l5/s1 on right side with spurring. Feel like my youth is over. Love to run/workout. Is it over?

No: You will get over this. It is not over, at least not yet ;). Start a physical therapy/exercise program, remember start slow and take your time to get back to health and strength. Look at all those athletes out there in the world, they take their sweet time before getting back on the field. It must all mean something... ...Read more

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