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Facet Disease

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Facet Disease

Facet joint syndrome or facet disease involves the malfunctioning of the small joints between and behind each vertebra. Damage to the facet joints due to osteoarthritis or other factors may cause acute spinal pain, affecting range of motion, disability, and muscle spasms. At HealthQuest in Brooklyn, New York, we provide effective treatment for facet joint disorders which, if ignored, can lead to problems with posture, bone spurs, spinal stenosis and other painful back conditions.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Facet joint disorder needs to be properly diagnosed as the condition has symptoms that are similar to those of a herniated disc, a fracture, deep infection or torn muscle in the spine. Our team of specialists will look for the following symptoms to diagnose facet joint disorder:

  • Intermittent episodes of acute lumbar and cervical facet joint pain
  • Persisting point tenderness overlying the inflamed facet joints
  • Loss in the spinal muscle flexibility
  • Low back pain that radiates down into the buttocks and down the back of the upper leg
  • Cervical facet joint problems that cause pain to radiate in the area or into the shoulders or upper back

Beginning with a complete history and physical exam, the team at our multispecialty healthcare center will use imaging tests such as x-rays and scans to diagnose the condition. Facet joint injections may also be administered to arrive at a definitive diagnosis.

Nonsurgical Modalities to Address Facet Disease

Our pain management doctors provide effective solutions to ease back and neck pain using a range of widely accepted techniques:

  • Physical therapy
  • Heat/Ice application
  • Medications
  • Injections
  • Exercise
  • Chiropractic care
  • TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
  • Nonsurgical spinal decompression
  • Radiofrequency radio ablation
  • Game Ready for faster recovery

Compassionate, customized care is the highlight of HealthQuest’s services. Right from the initial consultation through to recovery, every patient is assured of individualized attention and treatment.

We accept Medicare, Workers’ Compensation, No-Fault and other major medical insurance plans. To get more information about our joint pain treatments or to schedule a consultation, call 718-769-2521 or send an email to