Facet disease is the most common source of lower back problems. It can be caused by a number of factors, including:
Symptoms of facet disease are very similar to those of other spinal disorders, like a herniated disc or a stress fracture. The symptoms that lead to facet disease are typically tenderness or stiffness in the joints, lower back pain, a decrease in flexibility, and muscle weakness.
Conservative treatments that many patients turn to when they are suffering from symptoms of facet disease include: