Symptoms of Facet Joint Syndrome

Specific symptoms depend on the location of the affected joint and the degree to which the nerves are affected.

• People who suffer from facet joint syndrome in their necks often have headaches and complain that they cannot turn their heads and must turn their entire body to look to the right or left.

• If the facet joint syndrome is in the back, it can cause pain in the lower back, buttocks or thighs.

• It can become challenging to stand up straight or get out of a chair.

• Typically, there is more discomfort when leaning backward than when leaning forward.

• Pain does not have to be constant but may come and go.

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