Facet Arthropathy

What is Facet Arthropathy?

Facet Arthropathy is a degenerative joint disease that affects the facet joints in the spine. These small joints provide stability and allow for motion in the spinal column. Over time, due to wear and tear, aging, or injury, the cartilage within these joints can deteriorate, leading to arthritis of the facet joints. This condition can cause significant pain and limit mobility, impacting an individual's quality of life.

Symptoms of Facet Arthropathy

The symptoms of Facet Arthropathy often include localized pain in the affected region of the spine, which may worsen with activities that extend or twist the spine. Other common symptoms include stiffness and reduced flexibility in the back or neck, and in more severe cases, the pain can radiate to other parts of the body, such as the shoulders, buttocks, or legs. Individuals may also experience a grinding sensation or sound during spine movement.

Treatment for Facet Arthropathy

At The Spine Center, Dr. Saqib Siddiqui provides a personalized treatment plan aimed at managing pain and improving function. Treatment options may include advanced interventional pain management techniques, such as facet joint injections, which can provide significant relief. For patients whose condition does not respond to conservative treatments, surgical options like facet joint fusion may be considered to alleviate pain and stabilize the spine.

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Facet Arthropathy doesn't have to dictate the terms of your life. With the right care and treatment, it's possible to manage the symptoms and regain much of your mobility and comfort. Dr. Saqib Siddiqui and the dedicated team at The Spine Center are committed to providing expert, compassionate care to those suffering from spinal conditions. If you're dealing with the pain and limitations of Facet Arthropathy, we encourage you to reach out. Schedule your consultation today by calling (210) 265-1116 or booking an appointment online, and take the first step towards a healthier spine.

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