Diagnosing Facet Joint Pain

The facet joint behaved the same way as a knee joint. It has the same principle, because it has meniscus ligaments and it can be a source of problem, because they can develop an injury in the joint and also arthritis, explains Jose Mena, Interventional Spine Specialist at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute.

He also says over 50% of chronic neck problems are coming out from those joints. “Depending on where your problem might be, or your pain might be coming out from we have a better idea which joint might be responsible for the problem,” he affirms.

The treatment is by injections, similar to an epidural one, he says.

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