Facet Joint Syndrome

Facet joint syndrome is a problem with the facet joints of the spine. These are the joints where one vertebra connects to another. These vertebrae support your spine, while allowing it to bend and twist. With this syndrome, these joints become stiff and painful.


  • Ache
  • Burning nerve pain
  • Loss of mobility
  • Muscle spasms
  • Muscle weakness
  • Numbness
  • Pins-and-needles sensation
  • Stiffness

Treatment Options

  • Medial branch block
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Endoscopic facet denervation
  • Epidural steroid injection