When the tiny connective joints of the vertebrae become inflamed or arthritic, the condition is called Facet Joint Syndrome. This condition is characterized by severe pain, especially at night when muscles are relaxed. Read on to learn more about how it’s treated.

Causes & Triggers

  • Arthritis
  • Injury
  • Trauma

Signs & Symptoms

  • Difficulty standing up or erect
  • Hunched posture
  • Inability to turn head left and right
  • Pain
  • Stiffness

Tips & Treatments

  • Non-surgical treatment may include anti-inflammatory medication, corticosteroid injections, physical therapy and/or bracing.
  • Since surgical intervention may be necessary to relieve symptoms, consult an orthopedic specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment.