Facet Joint Syndrome, is a common arthritis-like condition causing neck and lower back pain. This condition is a deterioration of the facet joints, which help stabilize the spine and limit excessive motion. The facet joints are lined with cartilage and are surrounded by a lubricating capsule that enables the vertebrae to bend and twist. Your healthcare provider will work with you to diagnose and treat your facet joint syndrome.
If you suffer from facet joint syndrome and would like additional information on this painful condition, please review the video and frequently asked questions below. If you are interested in or scheduled for a facet joint injection or medial branch block for your facet joint syndrome and would like additional information on these interventional procedures please refer to our article on facet joint injections and medial branch blocks. Additionally, if you have questions or concerns do not hesitate to discuss them with your physician.