Please Explain How you feel and your symptoms if you have Facet Joint Pain or Spondyloarthropathy.
My Recet Mri showed mild Spondyloarthropathy.
When I'm in Pain I don't feel it's Mild, But it was labeled mild on my Recent MRI,,,,
My Pain started with severe Muscle Spasms or a Lock in my Lower Back Everytime I got up from laying down. I would remain Hunched over Unable to straighten up Straight. Once I was straight it was fine. This Repeat itself over andf over again. Now the Pain has Shifted. When I lie down after several minutes or sometimes even after hours in Bed I wake up with a burning or a heavy weight feeling on my lower back (No Leg Pain). This usually wakes me around 2-3am everynight. It gets heavy & it's hard to roll over or turn when laying down without experiencing major Pain. No Position helps, Pillows, my Side, Nothing. It does feel like laying on my stomach or Back makes it worse though! I just had my first Epidural on Monday with some Relief & I'm still Waiting for the Real Effect to take effect in a couple more days. You can Read my Experience of the Epidural on another Post. I Personally won't do it Again....
I got the Tens unit several weeks ago(it's Great kinda like acupuncture or light massage) also another Exercise Ball to stretch my Lower Back (it hurts but feels good too & stretches the lower back muscles).
7months Now & My Pain has Shifted. It's Now carrying on throughout the Day. It first only occured when I got up from Bed or Laying Down in Bed.
Pain is Only on my Lower Back I have no Pain Radiating to my Legs ort Anywhere Else.
I want to Thank all who Responded to my very First Post. They all Suggested it was My Facet Joints before the Dr. even suggested it. Now Mri finally determined it was my Facet Joints. Thanks to All and this Forum!