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The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR Cares for Neck Pain and Painful Cervical Spine Facet Joints

Zygapophyseal joints are also known as facet joints. Facet is a bit simpler to pronounce than zygapophyseal, and The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR knows ‘facet’ is much easier to type than 'zygaopophyseal’! These joints are well-documented as sources of neck-related pain for countless adults of all ages. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR uses gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation to relieve neck pain like that produced by facet joint innervation.

ORIGINAL STUDY

Charting of normal volunteers’ responses to stimulation of cervical facet joints in the 1990s was groundbreaking. Five volunteers stepped up to have their cervical spine facet joints irritated to see where neck pain and arm pain were observed. Amazing! These volunteers’ pain reactions produced some much appreciated easy-to-read pain charts. (1) A follow up study of 10 patients with cervical spine pain compared their pain to that noted in the normal volunteers’ pain drawings to validate the initial charts from normal volunteers. (2) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR sees verification of these normal volunteers’ pain reports in our Colorado Springs neck pain patients! Decompression of spinal nerves with chiropractic helps. 

NEW INFORMATION ON CERVICAL FACET JOINTS

New information from a recent dissection project included new knowledge to the job cervical facet joints (aka zygapophyseal joints) have in neck pain and arm pain. At some levels, more than one medial branch was seen. Direct facet joint branches were found that came from the dorsal root of the spinal nerve. These were independent from the medial branches in their direct path to the facet joint. Current day researchers suggest that there is a more diverse pattern of innervation than has already been documented. (3) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR appreciates the nuances of spine pain and the research that found them.

EXAM AND TREATMENT

Clinical observation, examination, and imaging findings guide the diagnosis of neck pain given the complexity of cervical facet joints. (4) The cervical spine facet joint is innervated by mechanoreceptive (mechanical pressure-inducing) and nociceptive (nervous system related pain-inducing) nerve fibers involving the dorsal root ganglia and end processes of the spinal cord. The central nervous system is complex and quick to respond to these painful stimuli, both pressure and nerve related. (5) That’s why your Colorado Springs chiropractor takes time in examining, diagnosing and treating Colorado Springs neck pain. There are many factors to consider! Our Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management is soothing, non-thrust spinal manipulation of the cervical spine for Colorado Springs neck pain relief.

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Sean Delahunt on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares the effective, gentle treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for his gentleman patient with neck pain and tingling in his arm and hand.     

Make your next Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR. Pick your word: zygapophyseal or facet! We’re here to discuss, diagnose, and treat them for neck and arm pain relief.

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR carefully examines, diagnoses, and treats cervical spine facet joints for neck pain relief when they are involved. 
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