Facet Joint Syndrome

This condition is a deterioration of the facet joints, which help to stabilize the spine and limit excessive motion. The facet joints are lined with cartilage and surrounded by a lubricating capsule that enables the vertebrae to bend and twist.

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Related Treatments + Procedures

  • Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Rhizotomy

    This minimally-invasive procedure, also called radiofrequency (or RF) neurotomy, reduces or eliminates the pain of damaged facet joints by disrupting the medial branch nerves that carry the pain signals. This procedure is performed with local anesthetic. more

  • Facet Joint Injections

    Each vertebra in the spine is connected to the vertebra above and below it by facet joints, which are located on both sides of the rear of the spine. A facet joint block can be both diagnostic and therapeutic for back or neck pain. A facet joint block injection can confirm whether the facet joints are indeed the source of pain and can help relieve the pain and inflammation. more

  • Lumbar Facet Radiofrequency Rhizotomy

    This minimally-invasive procedure, also called radiofrequency (RF) neurotomy, reduces or eliminates the pain of damaged facet joints by disrupting the medial branch nerves that carry the pain signals. This procedure is performed with local anesthetic. more

  • Medial Branch Block

    This diagnostic procedure is performed to determine if a specific facet joint is the source of a patient's pain. During the procedure, an injection is administered to block the nerves serving the painful facet joints. more

  • Thoracic Facet Radiofrequency Rhizotomy

    This minimally-invasive procedure, also called radiofrequency (or RF) neurotomy, reduces or eliminates the pain of damaged facet joints by disrupting the medial branch nerves that carry the pain signals. This procedure is performed with local anesthetic. more