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Can someone tell me what fasic arthritis is and the symptoms/detection in MRI

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:34 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Ive heard this term in comments anyone know what it is. Im in very bad pain on my whole right shoulder to neck area had acdf c3 to c6 in 2006. I have alot of popping and cracking goin on around my uppr back and extreme muscle spasms. Gets worse siting up ,when stressed or its rainy.

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  • I believe you're talking about facet joint arthritis. Those are those strange looking bones that poke out the back side of our spines. Each one of them is a facet joint. Degeration of those joints, via arthritis or osteoarthritis happens when the cartiledge between them breaks down and they rub together. This can cause some very serious pain, but often can be treated with non- or minimally-invasive measures.

    Click on the link below - there's some great information on Spine-Health about facet joint problems.

    http://www.spine-health.com/information/facet-joint-dysfunction

    Cath
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