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Can facet arthropaty cause sciatica and walking problem/limpness and pain in the leg/ for months?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

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. If the arthropathy is great enough you may have sciatica like symptoms as well.

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. If the arthropathy is great enough you may have sciatica like symptoms as well.
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Agreed! The answer is YES to all of the above!
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Yes

Changes involving the facet joints related to degeneration can create sciatic symptoms related to inflammation or due to nerve compression secondary to stenosis or narrowing of the nerve root exit due to overall degenerative changes at that spine level or due to facet joint overgrowth or instability or even due to a synovial cyst forming from a facet joint or all the above.

In brief: Yes

Changes involving the facet joints related to degeneration can create sciatic symptoms related to inflammation or due to nerve compression secondary to stenosis or narrowing of the nerve root exit due to overall degenerative changes at that spine level or due to facet joint overgrowth or instability or even due to a synovial cyst forming from a facet joint or all the above.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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