What are some treatment options for facet syndrome?

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).
Medication, exercise. Medication, exercise, activity modification as well as pain management injections in terms of facet joint injections, medial branch blocks & rhizotomies are options as well as just living with the symptoms with weight control to reduce the load across the joints & smoking cessation to reduce the rate of spine degeneration that can further affect these joints. Occasionally, surgery may be option.
Treatment list. Manipulation, facet injection rf ablation accupuncture physical therapy oral anti inflammatory.