About Facet Syndrome
Our expert team at Tricity Pain Associates in Corpus Christi, TX strives to help patients live a better quality of life by offering innovative treatments to reduce back and neck pain caused by facet syndrome. Facet syndrome affects the facet joints, which help the spine with stability and flexibility. This condition is caused by a variety of issues, such as trauma from whiplash, poor posture, weight gain, or degenerative diseases. When the facet joints become inflamed, you may experience a range of painful symptoms that impact your daily life. These symptoms can include a limited range of motion, stiffness, and trouble sitting or standing for long periods. If you or a loved one suffers from facet syndrome, please reach out to us to learn more about the advanced treatment options that work best for you.
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Facet Syndrome Treatment
With care and experience, our team works hard to create a personalized treatment plan that safely helps you manage pain and live more comfortably. To help us properly diagnose your condition, we begin by discussing your medical history, pain levels, and symptoms. Additionally, to help us pinpoint the pain, patients may receive diagnostic tests, including pain mapping and/or a discogram. After our skilled pain management physicians determine the underlying reason for your pain, they will discuss all of the treatment options that work best for you. Our doctors uniquely tailor treatment plans by incorporating your health preferences. Generally, we start with conservative treatment methods, such as physical therapy, or lifestyle changes that include daily walking or stretching routines. For more severe cases of facet syndrome, patients may incorporate anti-inflammatory medicines and steroid injections.
Facet syndrome can greatly hinder your life because of the painful symptoms it causes. If you suffer from facet syndrome, please call Tricity Pain Associates in Corpus Christi, TX to let us help you find a solution that alleviates your pain and enables you to live a more fulfilling life.