Michigan Sports and Spine

Facet Arthrosis

Overview
Facet arthrosis is the wear and tear or degeneration of the facet joints in the back part of the spine.  The joints normally have a smooth cartilage surface which can wear out.

Causes
Injury
Osteoarthritis
Excessive or prolonged stress on the spine

Symptoms
Headache
Neck pain
Reduced range of spinal movement

Diagnosis
MRI or CT scans

Treatment
Physical therapy
Movement and lifestyle adjustments
Anti-inflammatory drugs
Injections

 

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MSSC is committed to resolving your pain, not simply masking it. 

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