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What are the causes of anterior subluxation and facet joint arthritis?

What are the causes of anterior subluxation and facet joint arthritis?

Age, degeneration, : Vertebral body may shift over another below it due to incompetence/laxity of facet joints at that level due to degeneratiion of joints which may become arthritic. This is seen with increasing age particularly in post menopausal girls & has a higher association in females than males & may be related to lower bone density developing in addition to degeneration. Also seen with rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...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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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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I have osteophyte contact of the nerve root at the L5 S1 facet joint Also disk degeneration Recently I am feeling like the nerve in the anterior porti?

I have osteophyte contact of the nerve root at the L5 S1 facet joint Also disk degeneration Recently I am feeling like the nerve in the anterior porti?

Nerve root pain?: Osteophytes are the body's way of spreading out the pressure in an area in which a joint or disc is wearing out. Sometimes those spurs can irritate nerve roots. The body often will compensate over time however, if weakness, burning pain and numbness occur then you should seek evaluation and treatment by an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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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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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

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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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