Low Back Spine Arthritis (Lumbar Facet Arthropathy)

Low back spine arthritis involves arthritis and irritation of the facet joints in the lower back.  The facet joints allow forward bending, extending, and rotation at the waist.  Patients describe low back pain along the belt line that may involve the hip but does not radiate down the leg.

Treatment for Arthritis in the Lower Back

The injection therapy treatment of choice for low back spine arthritis is radiofrequency ablation.  This 15-minute, minimally invasive procedure involves ablation (using an electric current to heat up a small area of nerves to stop them from sending pain signals) of the medial branch nerve which provides the nerve supply to the facet joint.  By removing the nerve supply to the facet joint patients experience a reduction of pain in the lower back for years, enhanced function, improved sleep, and a decreased need for pain medication.

If you are experiencing pain as a result of lower back spine arthritis, call TPMG pain management specialist Dr. Dawson of TPMG Interventional Pain Treatment Center at 757-232-8844 about injection therapy. No one should have to live their lives with preventable pain. Try injection therapy today and start on the path towards feeling better.

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