Intervertebral Joint Arthritis (Facet Joint Syndrome)

Causes
Abrasion related reduction of the length of intervertebral disks, or their congenitally defective structure involving a lateral curvature of the spine (scoliosis), which gives rise to arthritis of the intervertebral joints.

Symptoms
Frequently patients feel pain when bending over or turning.

Possible therapies
Within the scope of a multistage therapy, cold (cryoablation) or heat (thermoablation) is used in order to denervate the facet joins by paralyzing the pain transferring fibres. In more severe conditions, a surgical stiffening of the affected vertebral segment may be necessary. Dr. Braune and Dr. Gouder treat the early stages of the facet syndrome successfully with a combination of alternative and conventional methods, combining pulsed magnetic therapy with paravertebral injections.