Facet Syndrome

What is Facet Syndrome?

Facet Syndrome is a condition that affects the facet joints in the spine, which are small stabilizing joints located between and behind adjacent vertebrae. Over time or due to injury, these joints can become inflamed or arthritic, leading to pain and stiffness in the affected area of the spine. This condition is most common in the cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower back) regions and can result from wear and tear, poor posture, or trauma.

Symptoms of Facet Syndrome

Symptoms of Facet Syndrome include persistent pain at the joint site, reduced flexibility and mobility in the spine, and discomfort when bending or twisting. The pain might also radiate to other parts of the body, such as from the neck to the shoulders or from the lower back to the buttocks and thighs. In some cases, individuals may experience muscle spasms as the body tries to protect the inflamed facet joints.

Treatment for Facet Syndrome

The Spine Center provides a comprehensive approach to treating Facet Syndrome, focusing on reducing inflammation, relieving pain, and restoring mobility. Dr. Saqib Siddiqui employs a range of treatment options, including advanced interventional techniques to directly target the affected facet joints. For those with severe symptoms not alleviated by other treatments, surgical options may be considered to stabilize the affected joints and alleviate pressure.

Schedule Your Consultation Today!

Facet Syndrome can be a source of significant discomfort and limitation, but you don't have to live with the pain. Dr. Saqib Siddiqui and the team at The Spine Center are experts in diagnosing and treating facet joint-related conditions. If you're experiencing back or neck pain that might be related to Facet Syndrome, schedule your consultation today. Call (210) 265-1116 or book your appointment online to explore your treatment options and start on the path to recovery.

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