What is facet arthritis?
Suffering from facet arthritis (or pain within the joints of your spine) can impact your day-to-day life significantly. The natural wear and degeneration of your joints will become apparent as you age, and it can also be triggered by certain medications, posture, repetitive movements, and traumatic injury. If you have diabetes, gout, Lyme disease, obesity, or psoriasis, then these conditions can put you at a higher risk of facet arthritis.
Joint pain may be keeping you from enjoying your life or from moving without pain. We recommend that it is time to seek the expertise of our board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Mark Valente. When you develop facet arthritis, it is best to get treatment as early as you can to avoid significant damage to your joints, bones, and nervous system. To diagnose your facet arthritis, Dr. Valente can identify where the pain is through a process called pain mapping with facet joint injections. These injections can be performed in our on-site AAAASF-accredited surgical center for your convenience. This can also serve as a method of treatment. Dr. Valente can also advise you to try other conservative methods of treatment, such as:
- Massage therapy
- Rest, as needed
- Pain relievers
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Physical therapy
- Steroid injections
- Nerve stimulation
When these interventions are no longer delivering satisfactory pain relief, Dr. Valente may recommend a radiofrequency rhizotomy to ablate nerves within the aching joint. Our orthopedics team can help you navigate your treatment options for facet arthritis pain. We have an experienced, caring team at Preston Surgery Center ready to assist you in managing your pain.
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"FIVE STAR - BACK TO NORMAL THANKFUL TO DR MARK VALENTE AND TEAM,ABOVE THAT GOD'S GRACE AND BLESSINGS UPON ME I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH SPINAL STENOSIS PRESENTED SEVERE PAIN,TINGLING AND NUMBNESS TO LT LEG.IT HAPPENED ALL ON A SUDDEN AND I DIDN'T HAVE MUCH EXPERIENCE TO DECIDE,SITUATIONS FORCED ME TO UNDERGO MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINAL FUSION.IMMEDIATELY AFTER SURGERY I COULDN'T FEEL RELIEF OF PAIN BUT AFTER ONE MONTH I COULD FEEL THE GRADUAL RECOVERY OF PAIN TINGLING AND BALANCE.AMAZING RECOVERY RECEIVED THROUGH THE PERFORMANCE REHAB AND PHYSICAL THERAPY SUPPORTIVE GROUP AT FRISCO SQUARE. AFTER THREE MONTHS I AM BACK TO WORK WITH OUT ANY RESTRICTIONS, I AM AN RN WORKING IN MEDICAL FIELD TOO.I DIDN'T GET MUCH FAMILY SUPPORT TOO.I STILL CONTINUE TO USE MY BACK BRACE FOR SPINE SUPPORT AND STRENGTH. I RECOMMEND ANY ONE TO UNDERGO FOR SURGERY INSTEAD OF PROLONGING TIME WITH PAIN."- Anonymous / Vitals / Feb 17, 2020
"Dr keelen has done 2 nerve injections and they help alot!!! Feel safe and comfortable with his procedures!!!!"- J. / Healthgrades / Feb 12, 2020
Face your facet arthritis at the source
Pain management services provided by our office vary and range in price, depending on the nature of the pain and type of facet arthritis that is being addressed. Preston Surgery Center offers first-time patients treatment plans to help with the road to recovery. Our pain management specialists treat a number of conditions, like facet arthritis, and will work hard to help bring health and vitality to patients. It is our promise that each patient receives one-on-one attention and transparent pricing. We invite you to call our office to learn more and schedule your first consultation in Frisco, TX. We are here to help relieve your pain.