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Facet Syndrome

Each intervertebral segment contains facet joints. These are the spinal joints that allow for bending and movement of the neck and back. Like any joint in the body, facet joints can be injured or damaged, resulting in pain or mobility issues. When pain, stiffness or mobility issues are caused by spinal joints, it can be classified as facet syndrome. Our medical team at Medici Spine & Pain can diagnose and treat facet syndrome for relief from the common symptoms of this condition.

Since every intervertebral segment has facet joints, any one of them could be injured or damaged. Causes of facet syndrome include degenerative disease, wear/tear, poor posture, repetitive strain or injuries. Sitting in the same position for long periods of time, whiplash from car accidents and workplace injuries are common causes of facet syndrome.

Symptoms and Treatments for Facet Syndrome

Symptoms of facet syndrome are related to the facet joints affected. Facet syndrome can affect any area of the spine, including the neck (cervical), upper/middle back (thoracic) and lower back (lumbar). Symptoms vary from patient to patient but can include:

  • Increased back or neck pain after sitting or standing for long periods
  • Pain or stiffness in the back or neck when attempting certain positions
  • More pain in the morning that diffuses with movement throughout the day
  • Pain in the buttocks, groin and hamstrings (back of the thigh)

Facet syndrome, like most joint issues, can be worsened with inflammation. Treatments focus on reducing inflammation through injections or medication management. Physical therapy, occupational therapy and soft tissue manipulation can also be effective in correcting poor posture, ergonomics and other factors that contribute to facet syndrome pain. Our pain experts at Medici Spine & Pain will help create a personalized treatment plan for facet syndrome to provide improved mobility and pain relief for patients.

If you have recurring stiffness, pain or limited mobility in your back or neck, contact Medici Spine & Pain today. You may be suffering from facet syndrome or another type of spine condition. We offer accurate diagnosis and treatment for chronic and acute neck and back pain at our clinics in the Atlanta area.

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To Dr. Sonny and all the staff at Marietta: What a wonderful appointment I had at Medici for epidural injections! I can't say enough about Jana and Sarah and the gentleman in the back and front office personnel also. They were so caring and friendly; it was quite entertaining while waiting for my turn! They have such a pleasant camaraderie together and engage the patients in conversation too. They bring a very comfortable atmosphere to all. It sure helped pass the time and alleviate any anxiety one might have. The best part is I walked out with NO PAIN. However, later I realized that was mostly due to the local anesthesia... Ha, ha on me! I know it is a temporary fix, but I will enjoy it as long as it is effective. I thank all who I've been in touch with during this journey. You're all awesome at all locations!! P.S. Jana and Sarah: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING ME ON AND OFF THOSE NARROW TORTUOUS BEDS!!!! It was my biggest fear!!! Blessings to all...."I'll be back!!"

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Dr. Geiger is heaven sent. After one visit hearing my story of dealing with 13 years of awful pain from shingles, she changed my medications. That night I started the new medications and have remained pain free. I still use lidocaine patches but the new medications have made All the difference. She's deeply caring for her patients and thorough in her questions and examination. Too bad I didn't know of her earlier. She has changed my life and I thank God everyday she's in my life. I can't find enough words to praise her skills and thank her for being my caregiver. Apparently she has recently moved here from Florida and we are glad to have her here.

Dr. Dosanjh Patient

Dr. Dosanjh is extremely knowledgeable in his specialty with remarkable knowledge of anatomy and the causes of pain. His ability to diagnose the cause of pain and then provide a complete set of progressive options for resolution is superb. His friendly demeanor enhances the doctor-patient relationship.

Madinah A.

This is MY GUY here I love sonny so much people dont even understand. Whe my primary didnt know what was wrong g with me Sonny did sent me for MRI and it was good from there. I been with sonny for 4 years and counting if I ever move Im coming to Sonny. Also every staff member he got is family to me. When I say this is a dam good doctor HE IS THE BEST.


Everyone in this office is TERRIFIC. Starting from the front office checking in, and going into the room for my visit with dr. Sonny Dosanjh. Dr. Sonny is EXCELLENT he really cares about his patients, he listens to what I have to say, does not interrupt me, he is very concerned about what is going on with me and my health concerns. He really cares. I would highly recommend this office to anyone! They really care and they are genuine. My PCP recommended Dr. Sonny and I'm ever so grateful for that

Dr. Dosanjh Patient

Thoroughly appreciated the medical services provided by Dr. Dosanjh. Dr. Dosanjh is very confident in his patient care and concern. I would definitely refer others and have been telling others about my experience at Medici Spine & Pain both Kennesaw and Buckhead. I wish he took my insurance, as I have injuries not related to my work incident for which I was seeing Dr. Dosanjh. Thank you so very much, Dr. Dosanjh! The staff is warm, welcoming and cheerful and most helpful.


Dr. Dosanjh is a very smart, caring doctor who is highly skilled in his field. He spends whatever time is necessary to "hear" his patients and to explain the proper and best results course of action. I have a very complicated head and neck injury, so it was essential to me to have someone who truly listened with undivided attention, and thought outside the box when necessary. His staff is exemplary. They could not be more helpful and thoughtful. Lucy in particular is a gift of sunshine.

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Dr. Sonny is the best! He has done more for me in 2 months than my previous doctor did in 14 years! If you truly want to get out of pain, then contact Dr. Sonny immediately! I just cannot reiterate how incredible a doctor he is! For that matter, his entire staff is warm and inviting! And to top it off, as a patient you get free use of their amazing gym. Highly, highly, highly recommend Dr. Sonny!

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