I've been diagnosed with many different back problems one of which is facet arthropathy with effusion. Now arthropathy is plain old arthritis(why don't they just call it that?) and effusion, according to Webster is leaking fluid. Okay if I have arthritic facets with effusion where is the leaking occuring from? The disc or what? Or is there another explanation for effusion that could apply? Thanks in advance!
Does anyone know what facet effusion is?