Hurts when bending back. Physical therapist thinks it's a disc tear. Ct scan showed bone spur on facet joint. What could it be?
Hard to say. Determining the exact cause of pain is one of the most challenging issues in the field of spine surgery. It is a generalization, but facet pain is often reproduced by extension or rotation of the back, where disc pathology is usually worsened by flexion. Not every case follows this. Consider being seen.
Strained back 9 months ago right side. Restrained in january both sides. Ct scan show bone spur on right l5s1 facet joint. Pain in both si joints. Why?
SI joint problem. Even though you had back strain on the right sidea and bone spurs on the right side you may have bilateral problems with your si joint. It is worth evaluating and trying to get some relief. Typically start with non-operative measures. Pt, chiropractic, injections, core strengthening exercises. Read more...