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What does multilevel facet arthropathy mean?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: Arthritis

Facet arthropathy is arthritis at multiple levels.
There are joints in the spine where the bones articulate and can develop bone spurs and cause the clicking with pain typically with extension. I would consider seeing a pain/spine specialist to see if facet injections or radio frequency ablation would be helpful for you.

In brief: Arthritis

Facet arthropathy is arthritis at multiple levels.
There are joints in the spine where the bones articulate and can develop bone spurs and cause the clicking with pain typically with extension. I would consider seeing a pain/spine specialist to see if facet injections or radio frequency ablation would be helpful for you.
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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree

In brief: It implies that

There is some degenerative changes (wearing of the joints) in the facet joint.
At every spinal level there are 2 facet joints.

In brief: It implies that

There is some degenerative changes (wearing of the joints) in the facet joint.
At every spinal level there are 2 facet joints.
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Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Degenerative

Degenerative changes at multiple spinal levels.
It is when arthritic changes occur in the spine with aging. The facets are the joints that are on the back of the spine.

In brief: Degenerative

Degenerative changes at multiple spinal levels.
It is when arthritic changes occur in the spine with aging. The facets are the joints that are on the back of the spine.
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