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Lumbar Facet Syndrome

lower back pain

Low Back Pain

Low Back Pain is often thought of as immediately a disc problem. However, there are actually 3 joints per each lumbar level. A center hydraulic type joint the disc, and 2 posterior hinge type joints known as the facets at every level. 

The facets are needed to give stability to the disc. Often there are problems with both the disc and facet. 

However, the facet joints can be the primary cause of pain in both acute and chronic arthritis of the spine. A skilled physician such as Dr. Lox, can easily determine if the lumbar facets are a pain factor.

Arthritis of The Lumbar Spine

The lower back is the most common area for arthritis-related back pain. Lumbar spine osteoarthritis is very common, affecting about 30% of males and 28% of females aged 55–64 in the United States.

Various forms of arthritis can affect the lower back, including OA and spondyloarthritis.

Symptoms of Lumbar Arthritis

The lumbar spine carries most of the body’s weight, which means that both movement and inactivity can trigger symptoms. Pain may be worse after standing or sitting upright for prolonged periods. Bending sideways or backward can also cause pain. People may feel pain from lumbar arthritis in the center of their lower back. The pain may expand to the pelvic area or the sides of the buttocks. It can also extend into the thighs but rarely spreads to the knees.

Dr. Lox

Whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or have arthritis from aging, Dr. Lox can help. Dennis M. Lox, M.D. is an internationally renown Sports and Regenerative Medicine specialist. Dr. Lox incorporates Regenerative Medicine techniques such as cell science applications, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Tissue Engineering aspects, to help patients from around the world with a vast array of problems. Dr. Lox is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Lox lectures extensively and has edited two PM&R textbooks, the prestigious A State of the Art Review (Star) on Low Back Pain, and Soft Tissue Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment. Dennis M. Lox, M.D. maintains an active practice in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, and in Beverly Hills, California.

Are You Looking to Avoid Surgery?

If you haven't found joint relief should schedule a personal consultation with Dennis M. Lox, M.D., to learn if you are able to get joint relief without the need for invasive surgery.

Stem Cell Therapy in Clearwater, FL and Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Lox treats the Tampa Bay Metro Area including Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa , Pinellas Park, Palm Harbor, Orlando and Sarasota as well as the Los Angeles Metro Area including Santa Monica and Beverly Hills.

Call our office in Clearwater, FL or Beverly Hills, CA to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dennis Lox.

Clearwater, Florida Office

2030 Drew St.
Clearwater, FL 33765
(727) 462-5582

Beverly Hills, California Office

450 N Roxbury Dr. #602
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 975-7033

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