Facet Joint Disease

How Do I Know if I Have Facet Joint Disease?

Symptoms of facet joint disease can include discomfort or pain, depending on the severity of your condition.

Facet joint disease can occur along any part of the spine, but is most common in the lumbar region of the spine, which might cause pain in your lower extremities. If you have facet joint disease in the cervical, or neck, region of your spine, you might feel the effects in your neck, shoulders and arms.

You should consult with your doctor to determine if your condition requires treatment.

Do I Have Facet Joint Disease?

What is the Right Treatment for Me?

To determine how severe your condition is, and if you will require treatment, you will need to be examined by a doctor to understand the source of your symptoms.

Facet joint injections are often used with our patients at Southern Laser Spine to help treat facet joint disease. The injection is a numbing medication injected into the joint space, and if facet joint disease is the cause of the pain, this procedure will result in immediate relief.

Once diagnosed, conservative treatments like medication and physical therapy are usually recommended.

When facet joint disease is left untreated, it can have a significant effect on your quality of life. Make an appointment today to discuss your condition and possible treatment plans.

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