About Facet Syndrome
Facet syndrome is a disorder that affects the spine, causing pain in the neck and/or back. Within each segment of the spine, there are two facet joints, a vertebra, and a large disc. Each of these elements allows for stable, flexible movement in all angles. With facet syndrome, the facet joints have become damaged, inflamed, or deteriorated due to overuse. In most cases of facet syndrome, individuals complain of elevated discomfort and pain upon standing or sitting for lengthy periods of time. At Tricity Pain Associates, our team of pain management specialists offers advanced diagnostic tests and treatments for facet syndrome to alleviate pain and discomfort. To learn more, we invite you to contact our San Antonio, TX facility to schedule your initial consultation. It is our goal to help you live a more comfortable and active life, free from the unpleasant symptoms of facet syndrome.
"I drive extra miles to be seen at the New Braunfels office. The staff here is very friendly and accommodating. There is a large waiting room with plenty of space between chairs. Medically speaking, the staff is very professional. PA Watson will do anything he can to get your pain under control. Every month he checks in with how you are doing and is willing to discuss treatment options with you. Love this place!"- M.A. / Google / Jun 18, 2022
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"TRICITY Pain Associates staff is amazing and not to mention Dr. K. Monis, he is an excellent Dr. I visit with him, he saw my problems and right away had the solutions. I've had this horrible pain for o er 4 years and no one could figure it out. He nailed it and I know everyone is different. But he fixed me and I'm for ever grateful to him. Thank you Dr Monis!"- P.M. / Google / Jun 17, 2022
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Facet Syndrome FAQ
What aggravates facet joint pain?
When you stand for long periods of time or have periods of inactivity, it may worsen the pain you experience. If you walk for a long period, it can also cause your joints to flare up. It is good to incorporate small bursts of activity and then rest to help manage facet syndrome in San Antonio, TX.
How long does it take for facet syndrome to heal?
The amount of time it will take to heal will be dependent on your weight, age, and ability to manage your activity level. A sprain can take up to 2 – 4 weeks to heal once it is managed correctly. For more information on facet inflammation treatment, contact our office.
What are some things I can do for facet joint pain management?
To help manage your facet joint pain, you can take the weight off the joints by sitting down, changing positions, or learning forward. To learn more about facet joint pain management, contact our team.
Facet Syndrome Treatment
Though there is no way to reverse facet syndrome, there are several treatments that can help alleviate pain and treat the symptoms of the condition. In most instances, lifestyle changes may be first recommended, which may include weight loss or low-impact exercises, such as stretching and walking. Additional remedies could consist of improving your posture through slight alterations when standing, sitting, and sleeping. More invasive treatments, such as physical therapy, medications, or steroid injections, may be recommended if lifestyle changes prove to be ineffective. During your consultation at our San Antonio facility, our team of pain management experts will create an effective treatment plan specifically for your needs and concerns.
Contact Tricity Pain Associates in San Antonio, TX to learn more and to schedule your initial consultation.