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Facet Arthropathy is a recurrent low back and neck disorder that inflicts severe disability on patients. Facet joints connect the vertebral bodies to one another. When these joints become arthritic, they become painful and cause back pain. Symptoms are:
• Severe lower back pain
• Pain worsens when standing or twisting or bending forward
• Bone spurs
• Spinal stenosis
• Numbness and weakness in legs and buttocks
HOW IS FACET ARTHROPATHY DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of facet arthropathy is done by X-rays, CAT scans, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Another procedure which is more specific involves performing a guided injection using a fluoroscope. Medicine and dye are injected for further diagnosis.
HOW IS FACET ARTHROPATHY TREATED?
The orthopaedic doctor usually prescribes anti inflammatory drugs and injections to ease out the pain. Stretching exercises and physiotherapy is highly recommended. Neurolysis and surgery is also used in treating this disorder.
DID YOU KNOW?
Low back pain is the most frequent type of pain in Facet Arthropathy.