Facet Pain

Facet pain is back pain along the joint that connects the bone. It may be due to aging or accidental injury that damages the facet joints. Facet pain is common in the lower back, neck, and midback regions. The symptoms of facet vary depending on the area involved. Treatment includes stretching and strengthening exercises, massaging and applying hot packs, and maintaining ergonomics and core stabilizing exercises.

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Is nerve compression seen on my MRI or was it assumed because of pain?

Query: Hello doctor, Ten months after hemilaminectomy at the L4-5 level, I suffered from severe pain in the lower back, which started radiating to the left leg. I have a diagnosis of arachnoiditis, arthritis, and low lying conus with fattening of filum terminale. Due to increasing pain and neuropsychologi...  Read Full »


Dr. Chitrangada

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I observed your scan (attachments removed to protect patient identity), and I agree that the conus is low lying at L2-L3 level (normally, it should end at L1 level). Facetal joint arthropathy is seen at multiple levels in the lumbar spine. Post-contrast images show a...  Read Full »

I suffer from left-sided headache, cheek, eye, and nose pain. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from headaches for a week. It was just on the left side of my head, but then the left side of my face also started paining. My eyes, cheek, and nose are also affected.  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need the following details. Do you have hypertension? Do you have a history of congestion and cold? Any history of stress, hypoglycemia, irregular meal, etc.? Do you have a throbbing pain? Do you have flashes of light and vomiting? If the answer is yes, then one-sided p...  Read Full »

Please help me deal with sciatica in both my legs.

Query: Hi doctor,I am dealing with sciatica in both legs. I have a burning sensation with tingling and sharp shooting pain in both legs. I am feeling hard to stand for a long time. I got a sciatic flareup due to a slip in a fall accident. It happened six years back. I was diagnosed with lumbar facet syndro...  Read Full »


Dr. Santosh Kumar Bashyal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to understand the physiology of facet joints. It helps to have healthy movement and intervertebral disc provides stability for each motion segment. Aging, osteoporosis, and traumatic injury can damage facet joints and it is the leading cause of back pain. It is...  Read Full »

Why do I have problem in bending forward?

Query: Hello doctor, I injured my lower back while squatting about one and a half month back. I have difficulty in bending backwards. A sharp pain was felt when I used to bend backward. But, no pain in forward bending or sideway bending. Neither any pain was felt on touching the region. So, I started physi...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The x-ray is not very clear (attachment removed to protect patient identity), but your pain will surely reduce. So, do not worry. Just take the following tablets and few precautions. Regular follow up is the keystone to treating and reducing low back pain permanently. In...  Read Full »

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