Facet Osteoarthritis

Facet Osteoarthritis Treatment at Ramos Center

Common questions asked by patients: How is osteoarthritis of the facet joint treated? How serious is osteoarthritis of the spine? What is the treatment for facet joint pain?

Contact Ramos Center today. We serve patients from Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL, Palmetto FL, Laurel FL, Venice FL, Englewood FL, Memphis FL, Cortez FL, Port Charlotte FL and Dunedin FL.

Facet Osteoarthritis Treatment Near Me in Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL, Venice FL, Englewood FL, Port Charlotte FL, Dunedin FL and St. Petersburg, FL
Facet Osteoarthritis Treatment Near Me in Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL, Venice FL, Englewood FL, Port Charlotte FL, Dunedin FL and St. Petersburg, FL

Table of Contents:

What is Facet Osteoarthritis?
What are treatments of Facet Osteoarthritis?

What is Facet Osteoarthritis?


Osteoarthritis can cause breakdown of cartilage between the facet joints. The facet joints can be found in the back side of the spine.

Joints are the places where the end of one bone meets the end of another, like knees, elbows and knuckles.The facet joint consists of two opposing bony surfaces with cartilage between them and a capsule around it that produces fluid.

The combination of the cartilage and the fluid allows the joint to move with little friction. However, facet joint arthritis causes the cartilage to breakdown and the joint movement is associated with more friction. The patient loses motion and as they get stiffer they start to experience more back pain.

What are treatments of Facet Osteoarthritis?


Here at the Ramos Center we offer a couple of different treatment options for Facet Osteoarthritis. We always want to start with the most conservative options first, such as physical therapy. Other treatments would include Facet Medial Branch block, radio frequency ablation and Stem Cell therapy.

Your physician will go over your treatment options and pick the best option for you depending on your pain type and anatomy.

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Bradenton

  • 100 3rd Ave. West Suite 210 Bradenton, FL 34205
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Petersburg

  • 5959 Central Ave Suite 101, St. Petersburg, FL 33710
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Venice

  • 1370 East Venice Ave. Suite 104 Venice, FL 34285
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Englewood

  • 2061 Englewood Rd, Suite 2A, Englewood, FL 34223
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Dunedin

  • 646 Virginia St, Suite 701, Dunedin, FL 34698
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