Facet joints are part of your spine, and, therefore, become vulnerable to injury if you are involved in an auto accident or take a spill and fall on your back. Back and neck pain is particularly bothersome as it may limit your ability to move freely, but we always think it is going to go away. Sometimes there is a greater problem, however, such as an injured facet joint, which may require some invasive diagnostics. Bucks County personal injury lawyer Michael L. Saile, Jr. details the function of facet joints in his new article, “Think You May Suffer From a Facet Joint Injury?” and explains a common diagnostic tool.
Your doctor may have you try approaches such as anti-inflammatory medication, cold or heat applications, rest, and/or physical therapy to treat your back and neck pain. Any of these treatments might work to alleviate your pain, but if they do not, your doctor may try to isolate your pain by performing a facet block injection.
Learn more about what to do if you have been badly injured in a car accident by getting your FREE copy of our PA Car Accident Guide. Contact the Bucks County personal injury lawyers at Saile & Saile LLP by calling 215-860-5800 and let us hear about your case.