Facet Joint Syndrome is a very common symptom in people who often have neck and back pain. This usually causes a limitation of movement and inflexibility of the spine, which can have a big impact on day-to-day life
Symptoms of Facet Joint Syndrome
- Acute pain in the neck or lower back from inflammatory joints. The pain is often unpredictable and it can occur a few times a month.
- Most patients have pain on the joints. There is a decrease in the degree of movement due to muscle contraction and the movement in that area.
- Normally, when leaning forward and leaning backwards, you will feel more discomfort and there are limits to movement.
- Lower back pain due to facet joints often associated with fractures in the hip and thighs are common. It is different from the fracture of the front leg or down to the knee or foot.
- Likely neck pain from the facet can cause a fracture to the shoulder – back. The symptoms of fractures to the front of the arms and fingers, which point to the bone.
Facet Joint Syndrome Treatment
Current treatment of symptoms include many variations. There are two main types of treatment: non-surgical treatment and surgical treatment
- One more physical therapy option for non-surgical treatment.
- Electric pain relief tools such as ultrasound, TENS, or use of heat – cold. To reduce pain.
- Back Pain Exercises – both for stretching and strength, which include low-impact aerobic exercise such as swimming.
- Modify the style of the posture in the correct and appropriate (good posture)
- Treatment with NSAIDs.
- Adjustment – Layout in the regular hole. (physiotherapy manipulation)
Surgery to reduce joint pain is considered in patients with serious problems due to degenerative joints, resulting in the adhesion of the bone. Surgery is used to fix the bone before the adhesion of the bone and joints increases.