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Lumbar Facet Arthropathy 

Lumbar Facet Arthropathy
Lumbar Facet Arthropathy

Leonardo Kapural

, Harish Badhey

, and Suneil Jolly

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date: 26 February 2021

Lumbar facet dysfunction is a common cause of low back pain. This syndrome appears to involve anatomic and pathophysiologic degeneration, and the elderly are more commonly affected. This chapter examines the incidence of low back pain related to facet dysfunction. It describes the anatomic and pathophysiologic basis of pain mediated by the lumbar facet. It discusses the anatomic basis for the treatment of lumbar facet pain, with an emphasis on therapies that have a robust evidence base.

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