What is Facet Joint Dysfunction?
Facet joints provide a connection between vertebrae in your spine. Because they are supplied by a nerve, when the joint is damaged or inflamed, it can produce pain. It is a source of back pain. The facet joints work together with your spinal discs to provide stability in your spine, particularly if a disc has degenerated.
Can physiotherapy help people with facet joint dysfunction?
Yes. Pain relief, improvement in pain-free range of spinal movements and restoration of pain-free functional activities of daily living are the focus of physiotherapy treatments after a comprehensive physical examination.
What causes facet joint dysfunction?
Pressure overload of the facet joints
How do I know if I facet joint dysfunction?
You will experience:
A dull ache or a sharp, catching pain
Back, leg and buttock pain if the facet joints in the lower back are affected
Neck pain, shoulder pain and headaches if the facet joints in the neck are affected
Difficulty twisting, turning and bending
Difficulty straightening your back or getting out of a chair
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