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This is a condition that involves the facet joints of your spine. Our law firm of Orange County and Los Angeles Facet Joint Syndrome injury lawyers are specially suited to handle chronic pain – post – trauma cases. Your facet joints are the areas that connect the vertebraes in your spine.These joints are similar to the other joints in your body, such as a finger joints, ankle joint, or elbow joint. These are the joints that allow twisting, bending and other movements that would cause you to break in half if not but for these facet joints in your body involving your spine. Your facet joints effect your range of movement as well as strength, flexibility and integrity.
If the facet joints get inflamed due to a long term injury, or old spinal cord injury that acts up such as from a vehicular accident, arthritis can develop into chronic pain syndrome and cause lifetime pain and stiffness. This happens because an injury to the facet joints such as from an impact or collision directly interlinks with your neck and/or cervical spinal cord area. Thus, you will notice problems rotating your head and headaches such as migraines and even sleep apnea.
Common Causes & Chronic Pain Injury
- Car Accidents
- Bicycle Crash Incidents
- Truck Accident
- Bus Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Slip and Fall Injuries
- Amusement Park Mishaps
- Diving Board Accidents
- Limousine Collisions
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Catastrophic Accidents
Most Common Symptoms
One of the most common symptoms of Facet Joint Syndrome (“FJS”) is lower back pain. The pain will refer out to you lower back and radiate. It can also refer into your quadriceps, hamstrings and leg areas. However, most injury attorneys report these cases normally involve the FJS staying above the knees. In can also invade your buttocks area. Inflammation of these joints can cause stiffness and difficulty standing up straight and getting up out of a chair.
People who suffer FJS often are forced to be in a hunchback position when they walk around. Although you will need a doctor for the prognosis and diagnosis, you will also need a highly experienced Los Angeles Facet Joint Syndrome attorney, so you are local to the Courts. Get a statewide FJS lawyer to litigate your claim who is educated in spinal injuries and orthopedic disorders involving the spinal cord.
If you are forced to file a back injury lawsuit, we will retain as necessary, experts such as orthopedic surgeons and pain management specialists. These specialists can diagnose post trauma chronic pain from FJS and treat it by injecting a local anesthetic as well as anti-inflammatory medications into your facet joints.
Serious Chronic Pain Resoultion
In very serious cases of chronic pain to your facet joints, your attorneys will tell you about other treatments such as Radiofrequency Rhizotomy. This procedure must be administered by a pain management expert doctor who has vast knowledge and skill in this complex procedure. In fact, experienced Facet Joint Syndrome Lawyers in Los Angeles have seen that one of the reasons FJS is so painful an afflictions, is because the nerves coming from the facet joints send carry the pain impulses to your brain.
Why You Need an Experienced Lawyer
That is why an experienced lawyer will advise you to seek a pain management specialist to block the pain transmission by heating these nerves with the radio frequency waves. If you are a victim of chronic pain due to Facet Joint Syndrome in California cities like Marina del Rey, Santa Monica, Newport Beach, Rednondo Beach or Huntington Beach, you need to contact experienced legal counsel, in order to mitigate your damages and preserve your personal injury claims. We are local CA lawyers, with offices up and down the coast. Call our attorney hotline now to further discuss your case at 1-888-400-9721.