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Who Is More Likely To Be Affected By Facet Syndrome
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually: Usually a routine of regular exercise including core stabilization and weight control while avoiding smoking. Medication and certain procedures through pain management can help including facet rhizotomies if relief is obtained after a facet or medial branch block. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a distance runner training for a marathon. When bending yesterday, I began suffering acute lumbar facet syndrome. How long til I can run again?
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. Hard to say when you can start running, usually when pain has subsided. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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