facet arthritis

Facet Arthritis

You can enjoy a higher quality of life and more mobility with our unique pain management treatments for facet arthritis.

Facet Arthritis Back Pain Management

Facet arthritis is not yet curable, but Biscup Spine provides services to help mitigate pain and improve mobility, including pain management options and surgical techniques.

What is this condition?

Facet joints are the joints that hold vertebrae together. Arthritis occurs when the cartilage between these joints wears down and vertebrae exert pressure on each other.

Symptoms:

  • Deep, aching pain
  • Pain with motion, especially when stretching the spine
  • Lower back pain running from the buttocks to the back of the upper leg
  • Tender feeling over affected joints

The symptoms of facet arthritis are similar to other spinal conditions like degenerative disc diseaseherniated discs, and spondylolisthesis. Biscup Spine’s state-of-the-art imaging technology allows Dr. Biscup to confirm the source of your back pain before tailoring a treatment plan.

Creating Your Back Pain Management Plan

In most cases, the goal of treatment for this condition is to ablate, or destroy, the nerve endings causing pain around the facet joint. Because the nerve endings usually begin growing back within three to eight months, regular treatment will allow you to live without complications from arthritis.

Other treatments for facet arthritis include over-the-counter and prescription medications, physical therapyepidurals, facet blocks, and regenerative medicine techniques. Surgical treatments, like spinal fusion, should only be used in extreme cases.

Contact us today for your tele-medicine consultation or MRI review.

Our goal is to deliver the best outcome possible for the relief of your back pain. We look forward to partnering with you on your successful journey to better health.

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