Facet joints are particularly fragile joints of your spine. Injury can cause severe issues, as these could severely limit your range of movement, strength, flexibility, and ability to do work or labor. If you or a loved one has suffered a facet joint injury, make sure to contact a Los Angeles area attorney that specializes in dealing with these types of injuries, like the Ehline Law Firm, reachable at (213) 596-9642.
If your facet joints become inflamed due to a long term injury or old spinal cord injury it could lead to arthritis which can develop into chronic pain syndrome, and cause a lifetime of pain and stiffness. This is caused by the facet joints from an impact or collision interlinked with your neck and/or cervical spinal cord area. If this happens, you could notice problems rotating your head, headaches, migraines, and sleep apnea.
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One of the most common symptoms of Facet Joint Syndrome (“FJS”) is lower back pain. This pain can affect your quadriceps, hamstrings, and legs. Most injuries tend to involve cases above the knees, including the buttocks. Joint inflammation can cause stiff joints, trouble standing up straight, and getting out of a chair.
Sufferers of FJS are often forced into a hunchback position as they walk. A proper diagnosis from a doctor can lead you to speaking with an experienced legal counselor to discuss how to manage your facet joint syndrome. An attorney such as one from the Ehline Law Firm is experienced in claims such as this. We can assist you in any claims and if necessary retain experts, from orthopedic surgeons to pain management specialists. These can diagnose post trauma chronic pain from this syndrome and treat it with a local anesthetic or anti inflammatory medications.
In serious cases of chronic pain to the facet joints, our attorneys can assist in finding treatments in conjunction with your doctors. This can include Radiofrequency Rhizotomy. This procedure must be administered by a pain management expert that has vast skill in this complex procedure. The experienced counsel at our firm have seen that one of the reasons FJS is so painful is because of the nerves coming from the facet joints sending and carrying pain impulses to the brain.
An experienced attorney will advise you in ho to seek out a pain management specialist to deal with these issues. If you suffer from chronic pain due to a past injury in the state of California, call one of our skilled attorneys today. We have offices up and down the coast. Call our offices for a free consultation today at 1-888-400-9721.