A facet fusion procedure is a kind of surgical treatment for facet pain.
Facet pain can develop over the years as your spine’s facet joints begin to break down through normal wear and tear, or even a single traumatic episode. Facet pain is more commonly found in the areas of the spine where there is more movement, and usually occurs in the neck or lower back.
A facet fusion is performed to help stabilize the facet joint and stop it from rubbing the nerve, thus stopping the pain. This minimally invasive endoscopic approach allows for a quicker recovery time than traditional open back surgery.