Dr. Wang explains facet arthritis.
The spinal facets are located in the back of the spine. That’s the articulation where one segment rubs on the other segment and so it’s a joint, just like a hip joint or a knee joint. Whenever you get arthritis in that joint and it’s in the facets, we call it facet arthritis.
About Dr. Wang, M.D.:
Dr. Jeffrey Wang, M.D., is the Chief of Spine Surgery and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurology at the UCLA School of Medicine. He specializes in all spine disorders in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar area. His research interests include gene therapy for the treatment of spinal disorders, minimally invasive surgery for spinal disorders, bone growth biological proteins, and biomedical engineering of non-invasive spine surgery using high intensity focused ultrasonic waves.