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What can a physician do to relieve the pain due to facet syndrome?

What can a physician do to relieve the pain due to facet syndrome?

Many Patients: A facet injection is a minimally invasive procedure that can temporarily relieve back pain caused by inflamed facet joints. A facet injection includes both a long-lasting corticosteroid and an anesthetic numbing agent. The drugs are delivered to the painful facet joint, either inside the joint capsule or in the tissue surrounding the joint capsule. ...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


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How to relieve pain in lower back due to facet joint problems?

How to relieve pain in lower back due to facet joint problems?

Several ways: We start with anti-inflammatory medications, pain medication, if did not help we move to steroids by mouth or injection under fluoroscopy and the last resort is surgery. ...Read more

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Who is more likely to be affected by facet syndrome?

Who is more likely to be affected by facet syndrome?

Usually in people: that have had an extension based injury or activities. Whiplash in a car accident, playing football, volleyball, basketball, gymnastics can be typical types of activities or injuries caused by that can be a reason for facet syndrome. ...Read more

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I'm starting to think I have facet syndrome. What should I do?

I'm starting to think I have facet syndrome. What should I do?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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Is it possible a facet syndrome comes from doing a mckenzie excersie for the first time after gaining a lot of weight and not excersing for two years?

Is it possible a facet syndrome comes from doing a mckenzie excersie for the first time after gaining a lot of weight and not excersing for two years?

See your doctor: It is quite possible. However facet syndrome is usually a slow progression with facet hypertrophy and often thought to be chronic in nature. The extension exercises are more likely to make the chronic condition more symptomatic. There are exercise regimens and spinal injections that can help keep the symptoms controlled. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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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What are some treatment options for facet syndrome?

What are some treatment options for facet syndrome?

Facet Treatments: May help depending on your pain issue if exercise therapy is not helping. Facet injections are helpful and can be long-lasting, however if your get short lived relief you may need to get evaluated for a radiofrequency ablation for longer lasting relief (greater than 1 year of relief is typical). ...Read more

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Which treatment option for herniated discs and facet syndrome is the very best?

Which treatment option for herniated discs and facet syndrome is the very best?

You may need: to treat both. Very different treatments for each of those, which can include epidural steroid injections, facet joint injections, Radiofrequency ablation and even things like platelet rich plasma, prolotherapy or even stem cell therapies. Try to find a physician that does all of these to get the most options for treatment for you. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose facet joint syndrome?

How do you diagnose facet joint syndrome?

With difficulty: This is a diagnosis doctors disagree about. Mri and ct may show degeneration (aging, arthritis) of the small joints behind the disk and nerve channel. In some people this is painless. In some folks they may be a source of pain. Injection of medication (anesthetic or cortisone like) into the joint or around the small nerve supplying the joint is viewed by some as evidence of facet joint syndrome. ...Read more

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Please explain simply what Facet Syndrome of Lumbar Spine means?

Please explain simply what Facet Syndrome of Lumbar Spine means?

Pain: There is a left and right facet at each vertebral level of the spine. These joints allow motion of the spine. If they get injured or get diseased with aging they can become painful giving someone back pain. Injections and blocks can help this kind of facet pain syndrome. ...Read more

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