Facet arthropathy is degenerative arthritis affecting the facet joints in the spine. In the area of the spine where there are facet joints, arthritis pain can develop. Low back pain is the most frequent complaint but it does not typically radiate down the legs or buttocks unless spinal stenosis also is involved.
HOW IS FACET ARTHROPATHY DIAGNOSED?
It is always advised to visit an Orthopaedic to seek medical attention when a person is suffering from Facet Arthropathy. Doctors diagnose Facet Arthropathy by conducting X-rays, CAT scans and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
HOW IS FACET ARTHROPATHY TREATED?
Once the diagnosis of facet joint pain has been confirmed and pain has been brought under control with medicines or injections, experienced clinicians generally recommend physical therapy for reconditioning, as well as lumbar stabilization exercises.
DID YOU KNOW?
Mostly people belonging to the age group of 50 years and above are affected by this condition.