The onset of this type of back pain is usually a sudden movement which causes trauma to the joint. Commonly the pain associated with facet joint syndrome is chronic in nature due to the underlying long term changes in the joint can be associated with degenerative disc disease.
Signs & symptoms:
- Pain to one side of the spine
- Worse on side bending to the affected side
- Worse on extending backward
- Stiffness in the morning
- Chronic may have constant back ache
Physiotherapy aims to correct any postural alignment issues, increase range of motion and reduce pain on movement.