Facet Joint Syndrome

Facet Syndrome is a situation that people who are a little older are going to get. It is a progressive disease that starts almost at zero and can account for 40% of low back pain complaints, certainly as we get into our 70s and 80s. The problem is a result of the facet joints. The facet joints are the guiding joints in the back of the spine. One of the issues that begins to occur as we get older is that the discs in the back lose their water content.

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Foraminal Stenosis

Foraminal stenosis is a common condition that occurs when the space in the foraminal canal around the nerves narrows. The foraminal canal is the transitional bony canal between the large spinal canal and the free nerve root passing out to the shoulder, arms and hands or buttock, thighs and legs. This narrowing puts pressure on the spinal cord and/or the spinal nerve roots, often leading to pain, tingling, numbness and muscle weakness.

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Herniated Disc

The back pain is felt because of the annular injury. As the nuclear material moves toward the periphery of the disc or outside the disc, then pain may be felt in a part if the thigh, leg or foot that corresponds with the nerve being touched by the disc fragment. Think of these nerves like electrical wires passing from the back to the legs and feet. If the wires are contacted by something (disc fragment), then the wire signals trouble in the form of pain, numbness, or weakness.

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Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a common condition that occurs when the space around the nerves or spinal cord narrows. This narrowing puts pressure on the spinal cord and/or the spinal nerve roots, often leading to symptoms of pain, tingling, numbness and muscle weakness. The condition usually begins gradually and progresses over time as the narrowing increases. When the narrowing takes place in the lumbar spine, these symptoms are felt in the lower back, buttocks, thighs, legs and feet.

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Back Pain

Back pain has the most far-reaching implications of any physical malady in the human body. Over 85% of the adult population will experience at least one debilitating episode of back pain in their life. It is the third most common reason to visit the doctor. It is difficult to diagnose and expensive to treat. The cost of treating low back pain is staggering, in 2005, the U.S. spent $85.9 billion treating back pain. It affects all areas of life, at home as well as in the work place.

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Facet Joint Syndrome

Facet Syndrome is a situation that people who are a little older are going to get. It is a progressive disease that starts almost at zero and can account for 40% of low back pain complaints, certainly as we get into our 70s and 80s. The problem is a result of the facet joints. The facet joints are the guiding joints in the back of the spine. One of the issues that begins to occur as we get older is that the discs in the back lose their water content.

Keep reading about Facet Joint Syndrome at Dr. Tony Mork.

Foraminal Stenosis

Foraminal stenosis is a common condition that occurs when the space in the foraminal canal around the nerves narrows. The foraminal canal is the transitional bony canal between the large spinal canal and the free nerve root passing out to the shoulder, arms and hands or buttock, thighs and legs. This narrowing puts pressure on the spinal cord and/or the spinal nerve roots, often leading to pain, tingling, numbness and muscle weakness.

Keep reading about Foraminal Stenosis at Dr. Tony Mork.