Feeling pain in your back that radiates down to the back of your thighs? Unpleasant feeling of ‘bone-on-bone’ rubbing? Sitting or standing for a long time makes the pain worse? If you experience any of the above, you may be suffering from facet pain, also known as Facet Syndrome.
Pain Management Pembroke Pines: What is Facet Pain?
Experiencing pain in any part of the spine (neck to lower back) can often mean you’re suffering from facet pain. It is a common disorder that can be caused by a few factors: age, injury, overuse, etc. Facet joints are small fragments of the spine, located between each vertebra, that allow you to move. They provide the stability and flexibility needed to perform basic activities, including walking or turning your head. Facet joints are covered in cartilage - a surface made of smooth elastic tissue, a rubber-like cover that allows them to glide smoothly over each other. As you can imagine, these joints are constantly working - therefore, with age, the cartilage - the protecting “cover” - can wear away, causing pain and troubles with the easiest everyday activities. It happens due to the friction between the bones, which can cause tenderness, swelling, stiffness, etc.1 If you’d like to find out more about facet pain, have a look at this short video.
Pain Management Aventura: Pain Care Specialists of Florida
The treatment of Facet Pain starts with a proper diagnosis. Facet Pain can sometimes be mistakenly diagnosed as Herniated Disc, therefore a careful and holistic examination is in order. At our Aventura, Hollywood and Pembroke Pines Pain Clinics, we make it our priority to relieve your pain and help you get back to your normal life. In order to meet patients’ specific and individual needs, we provide a wide range of services and procedures, including Facet Injections: Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar. If your back is giving you trouble, don’t hesitate to contact our pain management specialist, Dr. Luis Escobar. The sooner you seek help, the sooner we will be able to help you. Facet pain can make your life difficult on many levels, as it prevents you from performing basic activities - walking, running, or even sleeping. Don’t wait for the pain to become unbearable. Contact us today and see how we can help you get back on your feet.