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Facet Syndrome

We Can Treat Your Back Pain Without Surgery

Facet syndrome is a spinal condition that causes persistent pain in the back or neck. It is usually caused by normal wear and tear on the spine, with symptoms usually presenting themselves after age 50. Younger people who suffer from facet syndrome most likely suffered a spinal injury.

Each vertebra in the spine has a coating of cartilage that allows it to glide past other bones without any issues. Cartilage wears down over time, making the friction between bones more intense. This can result in bone spurs, pain, and arthritis.

Risk factors for facet joint syndrome include:

  • Obesity
  • Regular sports activity
  • Heavy labor on a regular basis
  • Family history
  • Injuries
  • Pre-existing conditions of gout, arthritis, or infections

The pain specialists at National Spine & Pain Centers can help you find relief from facet syndrome and other spinal conditions. Contact us today to set an appointment.

Explore Your Treatment Options

Before treatment can begin, your doctor will need to confirm that facet syndrome is the cause of your back pain. A comprehensive clinical exam must be performed, wherein your medical history is reviewed, your symptoms analyzed, and a complete physical assessment takes place. Imaging devices may be needed to take a closer look at the spine as well.

A facet joint injection is often required to confirm a facet syndrome diagnosis. This injection can provide long-term relief by applying an anesthetic/corticosteroid solution to the facet joint. If the injection relieves your pain, then facet syndrome is the most probable cause of your pain. Other treatment options for facet syndrome include medial branch blocks and radiofrequency neurotomy.

Book an Appointment Today

Facet syndrome can present significant challenges to your day to day life. The skilled doctors at National Spine & Pain Centers can help you find the relief you’ve been looking for.

Contact us today to book your appointment.

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