Spine Expert Dr. Liu with Atlantic Spine Center Offers Patients Tips to...
Facet joint syndrome symptoms are typically not constant; they can occur intermittently, with episodes coming as frequently as a few times a month. Often, The facet joint or the area around it will be tender to the touch. Severe muscle spasms are also a common symptom experienced by many people suffering from the facet joint disease.
It is vital to obtain a have a complete list of all the symptoms a person is experiencing when diagnosing for the syndrome in order to develop an effective facet joint treatment plan.
The causes of facet joint syndrome vary from person to person. However, in most cases it is caused by a breakdown or thinning of the cartilage around the facet joint. Degenerative changes in the spine lead to more and more pressure being place on the joints, which leads to the them wearing down and inflammation setting in.
Start practicing good posture and take walks to encourage blood flow while bringing oxygen and nutrients into the spine to help prevent early onset of facet joint disease.
Endoscopic spine procedures can be used to correct many of the conditions that cause chronic back pain or to repair failed previous surgeries.- Kaixuan Liu, MD, PhD President, Atlantic Spine Center Read More about Dr.Liu