What Is Lumbar Facet Joint Syndrome?

Lumbar Facet Joint Syndrome is a condition that often warrants a visit to a pain management expert. The highly skilled physicians at St. Louis Pain Consultants treat conditions like lumbar facet joint syndrome so you can regain functionality and improve your quality of life. Lumbar…

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Can Foraminal Stenosis Cause Sensory Nerve Damage?

Foraminal stenosis is a common type of spinal stenosis that occurs when the openings between spinal bones (foramen) become narrow or tighten. Nerve roots that pass through the foramen can become pinched, causing radiculopathy, a condition characterized by pain and numbness. St. Louis Pain Consultants…

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What Causes Lumbar Spondylolisthesis?

Spondylolisthesis should not be confused with spondylolysis, which refers to osteoarthritis in the vertebrae.  Types of Spondylolisthesis There are various types of Spondylolisthesis: congenital, isthmic, degenerative, traumatic, pathological and post-surgical. Causes of Spondylolisthesis  Spondylolisthesis can result from several causes, including congenital disabilities, rapid growth during…

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Does An Annular Tear Require Surgery?

Back pain is a frequent problem for people of all ages, but one common cause is annular tearing. Annular tears occur when the outer ring of the intervertebral disc cracks or tears. This tear or crack can be very painful and left untreated can lead…

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Can Spine Disc Degeneration Cause Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis of the spine is very much related to spinal disc degeneration. Degenerative and torn discs can’t absorb shock, exerting significant force on the facet joints of your vertebrae. Proper pain management is required to reduce degeneration as such issues will worsen and affect your…

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Can Facet Joint Syndrome Cause Sciatica?

The human body’s joints connect two or more bones and help with motion of the body. One example is the facet joints, which connect each of the vertebrae in your spine. Degenerative changes to the facet joints lead to arthritis, referred to as facet joint…

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How To Sit Comfortably With A Herniated Disc

A herniated disc can wreak havoc on everyday life with improper management. Typically, you can alleviate and cope with the discomfort via self-care and changing your habits and lifestyle. Nonetheless, you may require assistance from pain management services to diagnose and treat chronic aches. What…

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What Is Spondylolisthesis?

If you suffer from back pain, you may wonder what the cause could be. Spondylolisthesis is one medical problem that can cause moderate to severe pain in the back. As you seek pain management, it’s important to have an accurate diagnosis for treatment. What Is…

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What Activities Should Be Avoided With Spinal Stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is a painful narrowing of the spinal canal and can result in radiating pain into the arms and legs, lost range of motion, weakness, and numbness/tingling. Most people with spinal stenosis visit a pain management clinic to find remedies for the flares and…

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