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Stiffness in the back is one of the most common symptoms of facet joint arthropathy. However, symptoms depend largely on the location of the inflamed joint and what nerves it affects. Some of the common symptoms of facet joint arthropathy include:

  • Dull pain in the cervical or lumbar regions
  • Pain that radiates to the buttocks and legs
  • Pain and stiffness that makes it difficult to stand straight
  • A hunched posture, especially while walking
  • Tenderness at the area of the affected joint

Aging is a key factor in the occurrence of facet joint arthropathy as conditions such as arthritis can affect the cartilage and bones of these joints and cause inflammation. Other causes of facet joint arthropathy include:

  • Pressure overload on the facet joints
  • Injury, as in the case of an automobile accident
  • Bone spurs that protrude and press against adjacent nerves
  • Infections such as tuberculosis
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Conditions such as osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease
  • Curvature of the spine caused by conditions such as scoliosis or kyphosis

Facet joint arthropathy is generally treated with pain medication and physiotherapy. However, these treatments for facet joint arthropathy manage the symptoms but they do not address the underlying cause which results in pain recurrence. We use the most technologically advanced methods to accurately pinpoint the problem for a complete resolution and lasting results.

Advanced Diagnostic Technologies

Conventional tests such as MRIs and X-rays are only able to detect bone and tissue damage but they cannot pinpoint the weak stability muscles that have caused this problem. We use most technologically advanced spine function test to quality and quantify muscle function. This test enables the spine specialist to identify key problem areas in order to deliver precise and targeted treatment. This arrests the progression of the condition and helps to reduce damage and inflammation of the affected joint.

Pain Relief Without Side Effects

Facet joint arthropathy pain can be quite severe which is why conventional treatment generally consists of strong painkillers such as opioids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). However, these medications can lead to serious health problems including addiction and an increased the risk of stomach ulcers and heart attack.

We provides non-pharmacological pain management methods including Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM), which is an advanced method of pain management that utilizes low levels of electric current to reduce pain and promote tissue repair. Multiple FSM sessions may be required for those with severe facet joint arthropathy pain.

Individualized Treatment Protocols

Conventional treatments help to reduce facet joint arthropathy pain; however, in most cases, the pain relief is temporary and the chance of recurrence is very high. We customizes every treatment protocol depending on the needs of each patient in order to reduce pain as well as prevent recurrence. Treatment protocols for facet joint arthropathy focus on flexor and extensor group of muscle tissue reconditioning, as well as core strengthening and kinetic control.

If you suffer from facet joint arthropathy pain, make sure to visit a spine specialist for timely treatment.

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