Another Question...arthritis In Facet Joints
As I mentioned in another post, I was dx with mild facet arthrosis in my L-4,5 level. Would that include the facet joint? What does arthritis in those areas feel like? Anyone have this dx, and what symptoms do you have? Can just *mild* arthritis cause alot of pain? My PT told me that it can cause the rest of the spine to lock up, or stiffen up, and even a little is enough to make the bones painful.
Can chiropractors actually help arthritis in these areas? Once you have this, is there anything you can do to help prevent it from getting worse? How do you feel about massage therapy in treating this? The stupid PM doc even discounted that, even though I have a script from the ortho doc for MT.
Sorry again for all the questions. I just feel after today's awful PM app't that my pain isn't real (according to him). Any thoughts are appreciated!