What is Spine Facet Syndrome?
The facet joints in the lumbar spine are small joints in the low back that are surrounded by a joint capsule, that aid in the movement of our spine. As a major contributor to pain in the spine, these joints often break down and become arthritic over time. When inflammatory changes occur in these joints, pain is produced during extension (arching) of the spine. Oftentimes individuals with facet joint problems will demonstrate a forward flexed posture to relieve the stress on the facet joints.
Symptoms of a Facet Syndrome
- Pinched Nerve Pain
- Cervical Radiculopathy
- Activity Limitations
- Muscular Symptoms
- Foot Drop
- Emergency Symptoms
Causes of Facet Syndrome
Facet pain is caused primarily by the degeneration of the cartilage inside of a facet joint (spinal joint between two adjacent vertebrae). As this cartilage breaks down, it becomes inflamed, triggering a painful response by nearby meningeal nerve endings.
Spine Facet Pain Solutions in NJ
Here at Performance Rehabilitation, we have many options to treat your facet pain, including non-surgical and surgical.
Why Choose Performance Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine?
Whether you are suffering from a recent or chronic (cervical, lumbar or thoracic spine) condition that is adversely affecting your ability to live life under your terms, our Back Pain Specialists can help you today. To have a consultation with one of our doctors, please contact one of our Patient Care Coordinators at 908-754-1960.