The vertebrae of the backbone connect with each other by the disc that lies between them (intervertebral) and by their two articular facets (small, flat surfaces); these facets are part of the rear or backside structures that form the backbone or spine.

Facet syndrome happens when the articular facets must compensate for injured discs.

Thinning of the intervertebral discs increases the load that articular facets have to support every day. The sustained compression and irritation can cause degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis in the affected joints.

Facet syndrome is often confused with low-back sprains because of the occasionally severe pain and inflammation it produces.

Spinal decompression has provided many of our patients with effective, long-lasting relief from facet syndrome. Call us now to learn more: 819-205-2757.