Facet Joint Syndrome in West Bloomfield, MI

Most of us will experience some form of back pain in our lives, especially as we get older. It is common for back pain to come and go without explanation, but often, it can be a sign of a more serious underlying issue, such as facet joint syndrome.

Chiropractic treatment can help manage your symptoms of facet joint syndrome, and it is recommended you seek treatment as quickly as possible, so your overall health and well-being are not significantly impacted by the disorder.

What is facet joint syndrome?

Facet joint syndrome is characterized by pain in the facet joints in the back, which make your spine flexible and enable movements such as bending and twisting. If the cartilage inside the facet joints breaks down and become inflamed, this can cause swelling or pain, and can, if left untreated, lead to the narrowing of your spine.

Common symptoms of facet joint syndrome include a burning, aching or stabbing sensation in the back during movement such as twisting, reaching, and bending, which may make it difficult to carry out everyday activities. You may also experience numbness, weakness, and difficulty straightening your back.

How can facet joint syndrome benefit from chiropractic treatment?

Without treatment, facet joint syndrome can worsen over time. The cushioning cartilage surrounding the facet joints in your spine may wear away so much they eventually destroyed, leaving no protection between your bones. This can cause bone spurs, which, over time, can result in nerve damage all over the body.

Although facet joint syndrome cannot be reversed, you can learn to manage your symptoms through chiropractic treatment. A chiropractor who specializes in the disorder can make a detailed diagnosis, analyze your symptoms, and put together an effective treatment plan to help reduce pain and restore normality to your movements.

Treatment focuses directly on the joints that are causing pain, using precise manipulation of the joint. A chiropractor may also offer ways for you to manage your symptoms at home, such as through posture improvements, or an exercise plan.

Chiropractic helps your nervous system for improved wellness and a better quality of life. Why not let us help you by calling and making an appointment?