What Causes Facet Disease?

Facet Disease is caused by the cartilage in the joints being worn down as a result of wear and tear, aging, injury or misuse. This type of injury to the spine can be attributed to certain types of occupations, over-use, arthritis of the spine, or an accident.

Another cause of facet disease is spondylolithesis, which is when one vertebra slips forward in relation to an adjacent vertebra, usually in the lumbar spine.

How Do We Treat Facet Disease?

At Pain Care Specialists of Oregon, we know how to treat facet disease. Our multidisciplinary approach incorporates state-of-the-art medical technology and the finest healthcare expertise to return you to a pain-free and active lifestyle.

Pain related to facet disease can be easily diagnosed. This is accomplished by either a thorough physical exam or a diagnostic facet injection, a numbing medication injected into the facet joint. If your pain is caused from the facet joint, then the pain should resolve immediately. If you still have pain after the injection, then your pain may be caused by something else such as spinal stenosis or a herniated/bulging disc, which may require a different procedure to correct.

Whatever the cause of your diagnosis of facet disease, the professionals at Pain Care Specialists of Oregon will treat it using cutting-edge technology and the finest medical attention.

If you are experiencing spinal pain, please contact us to help relieve your pain and cure its cause.

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