Facet Joint Syndrome (Arthritis)

Facet Joint Syndrome Treatment and Management

If you are suffering from Facet Joint Syndrome (Arthritis), training and experience must rank high on your list when choosing a physician to correctly diagnose and treat your condition. With over 8 years of experience, our caring, highly qualified, and skilled ABMS Board Certified and ACGME fellowship trained Interventional Pain Doctor can help.


Facet Joint Syndrome Definition

Facet syndrome is a condition in which the joints in the back of the spine degenerate and subsequently cause pain. The facet joints are found at every level on both sides of the lumbar spine. They provide about 20 percent of the twisting stability in the low back. Each facet joint is positioned at each level of the spine to provide the needed support especially with rotation. Each joint has a rich supply of tiny nerve fibers that provide a painful stimulus when the joint is injured or irritated. Inflamed facets can cause a powerful muscle spasm.

Facet Joint Syndrome Symptoms
Facet Syndrome is a common cause of low back pain. It is a low back pain syndrome attributed to osteoarthritis of the interarticular vertebrae; Clinical Low back pain that increases on extension, irradiates to the posterior thigh, and ends at the knee; x-ray and CT imaging reveal narrowing of disk space, osteophyte formation.

Facet Joint Syndrome and Arthritis Specialists
We offer the entire spectrum of state-of-the-art minimally invasive spine and pain management procedures to diagnose and treat back and neck pain, headache, RSD, joint pain, nerve pain, and many other types of pain.

Our mission is to provide up to date, evidence-based, and individualized care for our patients in a comfortable private office setting through a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to relieve Facet Joint Syndrome, improve function and maximize quality of life. We hope to be the answer to your pain. We offer unparalleled service, are easily accessible, and work closely with local community health care providers.

Our Boston, Massachusetts-area and Cape Cod area chronic pain clinics are located in Dedham, Duxbury, Wellesley, West Yarmouth, and Mashpee.