Facet Joint Pain: Temporary or Permanent?

Facet Joint Pain: Temporary or Permanent?
Published on, 23 June, 2023. Answered by Dr. Hans Joachim Poessel and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
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Is facet joint pain a temporary or permanent condition?


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Facet joint pain is typically a temporary and sometimes bothersome condition that subsides once a certain level of stiffness is reached. There are various methods to address this discomfort, including natural fixation due to aging, using a belt during activities, or surgical fixation. Another effective approach is thermal facet joint denervation using radiofrequency (RF), which can provide relief for up to two years. I hope this information helps! Wishing you a speedy recovery!



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Dr. Hans Joachim Poessel

Orthopedic Surgeon / Orthopedist

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