Facet Disease


The facet joints are the joint structures that connect the vertebrae to one another. Facet disease occurs when there is degeneration of the facet joint.

Symptoms:

  • Symptoms related to facet joint problems are usually localized to the area of the facet joint. This can occur in the cervical (neck), thoracic (mid-back) and lumbar (lower back) areas.
  • When the facets are affected in the lumbar region, a person can experience lower back pain that can go to the buttocks and upper thigh area. If the area affected is cervical, then pain can occur in the back of the neck and radiate to the top of the shoulders, and can radiate around the neck.

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