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Sclerosis Of The Facet Joints
2010 lumbar xray scoliosis an sclerosis of facet joints a MRI in 01an06 of neck hern/buldg disc min pressure on spinal cord, what test show nerve dam?
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Past 4-5mo had 2thoracic epidurals, failed! Then urgent low back surg., after 3 months had facet joints 3 thor. Levels, anything left 2 do next pman.? No s
Importent function: The facet joints allow the vertebrae to move against each other, providing stability and flexibility. These joints allow us to twist and to bend forward and backward, and from side to side. Each vertebra has two sets of facet joints. One pair faces upward to connect with the vertebra above and the other pair faces downward to join with the vertebra below. ...Read more
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
They heal but some residual arthritis may result. This situation can be overcome and spine health restored and maintained by regular EXERCISE strengthening the muscles on either side of the spine! Your Primary Care Provider can lead you in the right direction and perhaps order some PHYSICAL THERAPY after which HOME EXERCISES will maintain a HEALTHY SPINE!
Hope this helps!
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Spine Joints: Facet joints are places on the spinal bones where two bones actually meet and articulate and limits extension and rotation of that spinal segment. You have facet joints at every level of your spine from your neck to your low back. Many times arthritis or inflammation can arise here and cause pain. ...Read more
Would NSLBP originating from the facet joints show up on an MRI. Working diagnosis: NSLBP with deconditioning & he was denied all invasive procedures?
No need for any further tests. At this age. Regular exercises, good st. Posture and back muscle exercises may help.
Would NSLBP originating from the facet joints show up on an MRI (Already done)? It leaves him in 9/10 pain daily even with MST & all of the other drugs
Options: Radiofrequency procedures work well if a previous facet injection or medial branch block was performed with greater than 75-80% relief that was obtained. 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
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
Possibly: Yes PRP is an offered treatment that has shown good success however is considered experimental at this time. The basic theory is it helps to strengthen the ligaments around the facet joint using your own platelets/growth factors and therefore reducing stress on the joint by tightening them up. As far as I know its safer than steroid injection. Pretty cool stuff. Check out regenexx. Com ...Read more
Synovial joints: Pivot joints synovial small.Get a more detailed answer ›
Extremely safe: Uses your own blood products. Minimally invasive. Almost no risk. ...Read more
What's up doc? Is there any truth to the surgery, that they actually replace your facet joints with artificial?
Artifical disk: Is an option for some patients but there are not extensive studies on facet replacement. ...Read more
I had a radiofrequency injection in my facet joints on my left side Mon, but I am now suffering with extreme pain & pins & needles. Is this normal?
Stability & support: They help support the body, bearing about 20-25% of the load of standing and walking upright. They also guide and limit movement of the spine, preventing excessive movements and giving some protection to the disks. ...Read more
Facet Treatments: TENS machine may help depending on your pain issue. 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
Is this serious? Hypertrophic degenerative findings of endplates and lower lumbar facet joints bilaterally
Osteoarthritis: These findings indicate the presence of osteoarthritis of the spine caused by wear and tear and this is a common disorder of the spine. This is not a life threatening condition although chronic back discomfort may be seen from the osteoarthritis. Morning back stiffness is a common complaint with degenerative arthritis of the spine. ...Read more
Dr r k raiser, seeing pain clinic and also had facet joints denveration injections in the lower back. Not worked. I live in the UK. What else is there?
Facet Denervation: Facet denervation does not work for every patient with painful facets. They tend to be most effective in individuals who have had a good result from facet injections first, providing a similar but longer lasting result. One reason facet denervation doesn't work sometimes is that the pain is coming from other areas in addition to the facet. ...Read more
What could cause grinding in low back? Worse if I let muscles relax. Degenerated facet joints at l3/4 could that be cause? It is disgusting and hurts.
Yes: Degeneration of the cartilage in the facet joints is among the most common cause of crackling and popping in the neck and back. When the spine is healthy, the cartilage surfaces are smooth and the ligaments tight. When the cartilage wears down it is no longer smooth causing what is known as crepitance, which is a grinding of the two uneven sides of the joint. ...Read more
I been suffering frm facet joints sprain on the left of my whole spine caused by mckenzie excersie when I heared lots of pops two months ago. Curable?
Low back pain: Muscular strains of the back and ligamentous strains resolve with rest and time in most cases. If pain has persisted for two months it may be something else and you should be evaluated. ...Read more
Have loose/tore ligaments in l5/s1 facet joints. Will they heal? Could prolotherapy help? Does it heal ligaments completely? I'm just 22 need help
Depends: If the ligaments are lax, a combination of prolotherapy and stem cell treatments can help to get them strong again. Obviously, you will need to do your part in physical therapy and exercise in order to get the best results. Look into Regenexx, they have the best system for treating these things with stem cells and have different options. They even discuss optimal medicines and foods for healing ...Read more
Is ultrasound guidance needed when doing prolotherapy on l5s1 facet joints? The prolotherapist said he didn't need it. He has done over 300k injection
Imaging (x-ray or otherwise) is mandatory for facet joints injections, no matter how many have been done (everybody's spine is different)
the very concept of facet joints prolotherapy raises questions.
In general, facet joints injections are among the most abused procedures. Make sure you really need this. ...Read more