Hello, I have been told by several spine specialists that I have Lumbar Facet Arthropathy. They also tell me that because I am only 21 that it cannot be the reason for my extreme pain in my back. So here is the question. Can someone at the age of 21 have lumbar facet arthropathy and if so what would be the viable treatment for this condition. Let me also add that I can no longer stand for more than 10 minutes at a time. I have been experiencing swelling in my lower legs and ankles that is so bad that it looks like I broke my ankles. The only time I am not in excruciating pain is when I am bending forward while standing or have something to lean on while walking, or sitting down. I also have had numbness in my legs and now I am having trouble with urinating in my pants on accident. What could be causing this much pain? I used to ride horses and participated in Hunter Jumper events along with some excercise riding for racehorses, so I have had many falls. Rode motorcycles for pleasure quite often too. So I have had some history of trauma to my spinal cord. Any answers will help.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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