Facet Joint Pain
Facet Joint Pain
Facet joints are the connections between the bones of the spine. These joints have cartilage to allow smooth movement where two bones meet. But when they become swollen, due to injury or arthritis, it causes pain. This condition can make it difficult to stand up straight or get out of a chair.
Facet joint pain typically affects men and women who:
● Are between the ages of 40 and 70
● Are prone to arthritis
● Have had a spine injury
FAQs: Facet Joint Pain in Staten Island, NY at Still Well Pain Management
What are the causes of facet joint pain?
Cartilage in your joints can wear down as you age. An injury, repetitive movements, obesity, poor posture and other spine conditions that change the way the facet joints align and move can cause pain.
What are the symptoms of facet joint pain?
The specific symptoms depend on where the affected joint is located and what nerve roots it affects. Symptoms may include:
● Diffuse, dull ache in the low back directly over the spine that can spread to the buttocks
● Pain in the neck that can be felt in the shoulders and back of the skull
● Pain from movements such as bending backwards or twisting sideways toward the affected joint
● Pain from standing or periods of inactivity
● Pain that may be felt down the arms or legs if bone spurs form and press on the spinal nerves
How is facet joint pain treated?
While facet joint pain can’t be reversed, certain therapies and treatments can contribute to better quality of life. Treatment options may include steroid injections into the facet joints, anti-inflammatory drugs, lifestyle changes and physical therapy.
How can I get started with facet joint pain treatments in Staten Island?
To learn more about how these treatments can help relieve your facet joint pain, call 718-448-6373 or request a consultation online today.
At Still Well Pain Management, we prioritize client relationships, starting your journey with a thorough consultation and collaborative decision-making based on your unique needs. Our dedicated providers will craft a personalized plan so you can start living a pain free life.
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