General Medicine: Open Access

ISSN - 2327-5146


Low Back Pain due to Lumbar Facet Joint Arthropathy and its Management

Ashok Jadon

Low back pain is a very common problem which brings a patient to orthopedic clinic or pain clinic. It is estimated that it affects about 60?80% of general population in the whole life and facet joints are responsible for back pain in 15%?45% of such cases. Multimodal approach including analgesics and back strengthening exercise are primary treatments. However, sustained relief can be achieved by radiofrequency ablation after proper diagnosis.