facet syndrome

A low back pain syndrome attributed to osteoarthritis of the interarticular vertebrae
Treatment NSAIDs, intraarticular injections with anesthetics, low back fusion with osteodegeneration, endurance training

facet syndrome

Orthopedics A low back pain syndrome attributed to osteoarthritis of the interarticular vertebrae Clinical Low back pain that ↑ on extension, irradiates to the posterior thigh, and ends at the knee; x-ray and CT imaging reveal narrowing of disk space, osteophyte formation Treatment NSAIDs, intraarticular injections with anesthetics, low back fusion with osteodegeneration, endurance training
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The only way to confirm facet syndrome is pain relief by diagnostic block instead of local anaesthetic of the medial branch of the dorsal ramus of the affected lumbar facet joint [8, 9].
Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists from the US provide a chapter on the basic principles of fluoroscopically-guided procedures, followed by 17 cases on lumbar disc herniation with radiculopathy, lumbar spinal stenosis, coccygodynia, lumbar facet syndrome, sacroiliac joint pain, cervical disc herniation with and without radiculopathy, cervical facet syndrome, hip pain, complex regional pain syndrome, dural puncture headache, adverse reactions to medications, discogenic low back pain/lumbar disc herniation without radiculopathy, thoracic facet pain, and thoracic disc herniation.
One clinical test that has been described in the literature as being potentially useful in diagnosing facet joint pain (or "facet syndrome") is the Kemp's test (14) (also referred to as the Quadrant test (15) and Extension-Rotation test (9)).
Exton, PA, January 21, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Tri-County Chiropractic of Exton is dedicated to offering the latest, state-of-the-art therapies for treating pain in the neck and low back caused by pinched nerves, disc bulges, disc herniations, facet syndrome, arthritis, sciatica and other degenerative changes that occur in the spine.
Although disc is considered to be the most common pain cause of lumbar spine; depending on the population studied, facet syndrome is estimated to be responsible for 15-40% of chronic low back pain.
In general, sciatica type pain is most-likely due to nerve root compromise (radiculopathy), while axial back pain is more indicative of a "mechanical origin" such as facet syndrome, discogenic pain, or muscular pain.
Facet syndrome, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, trochanteric bursitis, myofascial pain syndrome, pelvic tumor, endometriosis, and conditions irritating the sciatic nerve should be considered in the differential diagnoses of piriformis syndrome.
Bogduk, "Clinical features of patients with pain stemming from the lumbar zygapophysial joints: is the lumbar facet syndrome a clinical entity?" Spine, vol.
The importance of spinal posture is well appreciated: schools perform scoliosis screenings each year for children, a hyperlordotic lumbar spinal curve (swayback) is recognized as a possible cause of facet syndrome and low back pain, and spinal subluxations (joint dysfunction) are often blamed for pinched nerves.
Sacroiliac joint syndrome (SIJS) probably accounts for about 15% of cases of low back pain, making it the third most common cause after discogenic pain and facet syndrome. These more common conditions must be considered first and rejected as likely explanations for the patient's pain before moving on to SIJS.
Sacroiliac joint syndrome (SIJS) probably accounts for around 15% of cases of low back pain, making it the third most common cause after discogenic pain and facet syndrome. These more common conditions must be considered first and rejected as likely explanations for the patient's pain before moving on to SIJS.