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The Facet joints are situated at the back of the spine, with one on either side of the spinal column. The facet joints link the vertebrae directly above and below to form a working unit that permits movement of the spine. Pain that occurs in these joints is called Facet Joint Syndrome Injury.
Alternative Names of Facet Joint Syndrome Injury : Facet joint disease, Facet syndrome
Types of Facet Joint Syndrome Injury
Causes of Facet Joint Syndrome Injury
Signs & Symptoms of Facet Joint Syndrome Injury
Symptoms of facet joint syndrome in the lower back include:
Symptoms of facet joint syndrome in the neck include:
Diagnosis of Facet Joint Syndrome Injury
A doctor or Chartered Physiotherapist is usually able to make a diagnosis based on the history of the condition, and the presence of the signs and symptoms listed above.
Preventions of Facet Joint Syndrome Injury :
Poor posture plays a major role in the development of Facet Syndrome. Prolonged sitting and bending postures, where the lumbar spine is 'flexed' should be avoided as they increase the pressure on the discs. This can lead to disc degeneration and a loss of disc height. As the discs shrink the Facet joints come into contact with each other and start to bear weight. This is not what they are designed to do.
The lumbar part of the spine consists of a forward curve and as long as this is maintained, posture will be reasonably good. It is important that this improved posture is maintained during all activities, particularly when sitting for long periods - slumping should be avoided.
Treatments of Facet Joint Syndrome Injury
Facet joint syndrome most often is treated with a combination of non-surgical methods, including:
If a facet block confirms the facet joint as the primary source of pain, a more long-term treatment might be needed.
When non-surgical treatment fails surgery is required.
When to Call a Doctor
If you have long period of back pain just to one side of the spine and it doesn't go inspite of local treatment and when Side bending toward the affected side or extending the spine (backward bending) causes acute pain.
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