Facet Syndrome

Frisco Spinal Rehab Clinic offers chiropractic adjustments, rehab and spinal decompression therapy for people suffering from facet syndrome. If you have been injured in an accident of any kind and your spine has experienced prolonged, uncorrected dysfunction and trauma, the joints in your spine may be compressed and inflamed into the condition known as facet syndrome.

Symptoms of facet syndrome include deep, achy pain in the neck or lower back. The pain associated with facet syndrome is generally located near the center of the spine and will typically be felt more to one side of the spine than the other. The pain is also made worse when the sufferer bends towards the side of the spine affected. Morning stiffness and decreased levels of motion are also signs.

What is a facet joint?

Facet joints are little synovial joints located between vertebrae that help control the motion and provide a bony “lock” to limit the range of motion. They are bilateral, situated towards the back and heavily innervated. Because they have so many nerve endings, they can produce a tremendous amount of pain when the joints and the capsule they are surrounded in becomes inflamed.

The Doctors of Chiropractic at Frisco Spinal Rehab are experts at treating facet syndrome with chiropractic adjustment and spinal decompression therapy. By gently mobilizing and separating the bones of the spine the pressure built along the facet joints will naturally decrease. This can provide immediate relief while multiple treatments can produce even longer lasting positive effects. Contact our clinic today for an appointment.

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