Dr. Wang shares the symptoms associated with facet joint pain.
Patients who have facet joint pain typically can have pain in the area of the spine. So, if you have facet joint pain in the lumbar spine, you can get back pain, and typically it’s worsened when the patient extends, so when they bend backwards it loads the facets and increases the pain.
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.