Cervical Facet Syndrome – The Lateral Corner 

Guy with neck pain

Cervical Facet Syndrome – The Lateral Corner 

Cervical facet syndrome is a painful and “invisible” condition that can significantly restrict range of motion. 

The problem with traditional cervical rhizotomy is that it really doesn’t address the problems causing the pain and restricted range of motion, which are often the “pinching” of capsular tissues in the lateral corner of the cervical facet joint. The lateral corner of the cervical facet joint is also where small osteophytes seem to develop and pinch the capsular tissues.

Tight capsular tissues can also tether the joint and restrict range of motion,  which is another problem that traditional rhizotomy doesn’t address. 

Since the lateral cervical facet joint is small, problems are best addressed with the holmium laser as I demonstrate in this video. 

This is a very effective procedure for a very common problem that is already in your practice. Learn how to treat this problem now with endoscopic spine surgery.

https://endoscopicspineacademy.com/cervical-facet-syndrome-surgery-course/

Onward and Upward 

Tony Mork, MD

Endoscopic Spine Specialist