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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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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