Facet syndrome, also called facet joint syndrome, can be caused by trauma, adverse posture overload or other degenerative changes to the joints of the spine. The cartilage inside the spinal joints can break down and become inflamed, causing pain in nearby nerves and referred pain in other locations of the body. Dr. Roy Nini offers facet syndrome treatment at Full Range Spine & Ortho, with locations in Los Angeles, Fullerton and Encino, CA.
Each vertebra in your spine functions as a three-joint unit, composed of a large disc in the front and two facet joints in the back. This triangular design keeps the bones connected while allowing freedom for twisting and bending. The facet joints are lined with cartilage, lubricated with synovial fluid and protected by a capsule that covers the entire joint.
Uneven pressure or weight on the facet joints causes them to wear quickly and become inflamed. Injury to these joints from an accident can also cause uneven wear and continued deterioration over time. The attached muscles can stiffen or spasm, creating pain and restricted mobility. Degeneration of the facet joints can go undetected until pain develops.
Non-Invasive Treatment for Facet Joint Syndrome in Woodland Hills
When back pain and mobility problems begin, schedule an exam and consultation with Dr. Roy Nini or Dr. Paul Lee at Full Range Spine & Ortho. Our medical team uses the latest technology to pinpoint your diagnosis, including a physical examination, x-ray imaging, CT and MRI scanning. After confirming a diagnosis of facet joint syndrome, we can propose a customized treatment plan to bring relief from pain and better function and mobility.
Our treatments center around non-invasive and regenerative methods that avoid painful surgery or other invasive therapies. Your customized treatment plan for facet syndrome may include:
- Physical therapy
- Spinal decompression
- Facet joint injections
- Stem cell therapy
- Interventional pain management
By providing your body with the natural healing elements it needs in larger quantities, we can speed healing, slow the progression of deterioration and relieve pain. Reduced pain and inflammation will result in greater mobility and a better quality of life. We believe that the many non-invasive therapies available should always be utilized first before considering more invasive treatments, including surgery.
If you are experiencing back pain and weakness in or around Los Angeles, contact Full Range Spine & Ortho to schedule an exam and consultation. You can call or use our convenient online scheduling tool to book an appointment at any of our four locations.