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Can you tell me what is bilateral facet joint arthrosis?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
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In brief: Spine Joints

Facet joints are places on the spinal bones where two bones actually meet and articulate.
Many times arthritis or inflammation can arise here and cause pain. Sometimes this inflammation results in extra fluid in the joint that aggravates the joint, that is the effusion. Suggest seeing a spine specialist to get help with either steroid injections or PRP to help strengthen ligaments.

In brief: Spine Joints

Facet joints are places on the spinal bones where two bones actually meet and articulate.
Many times arthritis or inflammation can arise here and cause pain. Sometimes this inflammation results in extra fluid in the joint that aggravates the joint, that is the effusion. Suggest seeing a spine specialist to get help with either steroid injections or PRP to help strengthen ligaments.
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Greg Khounganian
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Arthritic jonts

It is referring to the facet joints of the spine.
Each level of the spine is connected by a disc in between the vertebrae and two facet joints. Just like any joint in the body these joints have cartilage. As we age the cartilage degenerates and cause pain with motion. Arthrosis means arthritic changes to these joints. And bilateral refers to both joints of the specific level.

In brief: Arthritic jonts

It is referring to the facet joints of the spine.
Each level of the spine is connected by a disc in between the vertebrae and two facet joints. Just like any joint in the body these joints have cartilage. As we age the cartilage degenerates and cause pain with motion. Arthrosis means arthritic changes to these joints. And bilateral refers to both joints of the specific level.
Dr. Greg Khounganian
Dr. Greg Khounganian
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Facet degeneration

These are small joints in the spine, two per level (bilateral) and arthrosis just means degeneration of the joint not necesarily inflamed which would then be arthritic and be painful.
These are usually not painful as they are normally wearing out over time but can become arthritic - itis means inflammation and arthro means joint in latin for arthritis.

In brief: Facet degeneration

These are small joints in the spine, two per level (bilateral) and arthrosis just means degeneration of the joint not necesarily inflamed which would then be arthritic and be painful.
These are usually not painful as they are normally wearing out over time but can become arthritic - itis means inflammation and arthro means joint in latin for arthritis.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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