Do you suffer from facet joint syndrome? Are your facet joints inflamed? Whether you have just begun to experience pain and stiffness, or you have suffered for a long period of time, there is hope. The right treatment plan can help reduce pain and give you the relief that you seek.
Achieve Relief with Facet Joint Syndrome Treatment
In order to achieve relief from facet joint syndrome, it is first important that you understand how your back and spine function. The human spine is sectioned into levels. In each level, there is a three-joint system. With this in mind, the human back has two facet joints, as well as a large disc at the front that is responsible for the intervertebral segment. Together, the two facet joints and the frontal large disc create the stability, movement, and weight support that you need to complete various mobile activities. However, as we age or experience an injury, the two facet joints can become inflamed.
Facet joint syndrome occurs when your back’s two facet joints become inflamed. This syndrome can lead to increased discomfort, pain, soreness, and stiffness throughout the day. Standing, sitting, or completing certain exercises for prolonged periods of time can exacerbate your symptoms. The good news is that by using the latest technology and advanced medical treatments, you can begin a long-term treatment plan that is designed to alleviate your specific symptoms. Through the right treatment plan, you can regain full back mobility so that you can enjoy all that life has to offer.
What Can You Do in the Face of a Facet Arthrosis Diagnosis?
In some cases, facet joint syndrome might be referred to as facet arthrosis, which is classified as an intervertebral disc disorder. This particular ailment is caused when the facet joints degenerate, are worn down, and/or become too thin. When the facet joints are too thin, the bones will rub together, which can cause heightened levels of swelling, stiffness, pain, and other mobility issues. Treating facet arthrosis is possible with our five-step S.P.I.N.E. approach.
The S.P.I.N.E. approach is a five-step long-term treatment plan that is designed to eliminate your pain and discomfort. The first step is spinal decompression to rehydrate and heal the injured and inflamed disc. The next step is physiotherapy, which consists of electric muscle stimulation, heat or ice treatments, and/or cold laser therapy. In the third step, patients can receive inter-segmental mobilization to restore motion and function to the damaged spinal joints. The fourth step is nutritional support to improve disc health on a daily basis. The final step is exercise rehabilitation to help stretch and strengthen the body to further support the disc.
Find Relief from Your Pain
At Bay Area Disc Centers, we believe in helping our patients find relief from facet joint syndrome and facet arthrosis. Through advanced medical treatments, customized long-term treatment plans, the S.P.I.N.E. approach, and the latest technology, we effectively diagnose and treat intervertebral disc disorders. Whether you have just begun to experience back pain, or you are already suffering from increased periods of pain, stiffness, and swelling, we encourage you to contact a member of our team to schedule a free consultation.