About Facet Joint Pain
Facet joint pain, also referred to as facet joint disease, is pain that occurs in the spine, neck, or lower back as a result of inflammation or traumatic injury. Facet joints are synovial joints located in pairs within each vertebra of the spine. Consisting of cartilage and synovial fluid, these joints allow for flexure of the back to aid in movement, stability, and function. Injury or damage that occurs to this cartilage or other areas of the facet joints may result in facet joint pain, facet arthropathy, or facet joint syndrome. These conditions may lead to loss of mobility, painful muscle spasms, and other uncomfortable symptoms and generally require professional care for pain relief. At Tricity Pain Associates, our leading team of physicians uses advanced technology to help diagnose and treat the symptoms of facet joint pain. To learn more about our minimally invasive pain management solutions, we invite you to schedule a consultation at our Round Rock or South Austin, TX location.
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"Doctor Kim has been helping me with my back and neck pain after I was in a bad car accident. He is very good at explaining your options and what to expect from the treatments. The treatments I've had are quick and relatively painless. I highly recommend doctor Kim and his team!"- S.M. / Google / May 07, 2021
"Dr Kim and his staff are compassionate and caring on a level rarely found in this field. Rather than just simply prescribing cookie-cutter pain drugs , he and his team approach the whole individual to positively and effectively develop a plan to manage YOUR pain. He is kind and empathetic and takes the time to get to know you and really treat you- the person. I have felt so much better in the last 6 months than I have in years. Thank you for giving me my hope back that pain is treatable in the RIGHT hands. He and his team are a Blessing . Thanks again for everything you do. I highly recommend him!"- M.F. / Google / May 04, 2021
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"Dr Kim was awesome! His bedside manner was amazing, he listened, he didn’t just hear, he listened. He explained everything in detail. He reviewed old and new records of mine and images and took heed of area of interest. I’m not a simple case, but he advised me on all necessary next steps for me. Thank you Dr Kim for your honesty, compassion, and concerns regarding my situation"- R.D. / Google / Apr 22, 2021
Facet Joint Pain Treatment
Our team of skilled pain management specialists is pleased to offer several treatment solutions to help relieve the discomfort of facet joint pain. Treatment recommendations are based on the extent of your pain and cause of the condition and may include stretching or muscle strengthening, medications, physical therapy, or steroid injections. Rhizotomy (radiofrequency ablation) might also be helpful in some instances. A series or combination of treatment options may be incorporated into your care to comprehensibly address your needs for long-term results. During your treatment consultation, one of our qualified practitioners will asses your symptoms and concerns and establish a personalized plan for relieving your facet joint pain.
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