Facet joint syndrome is a form of arthritis that primarily targets adults between 40 and 70 years old. It can occur from frequent movements and worsen after injury. Those diagnosed experience joint deterioration along their spine. As joints break down, the condition can trigger inflammation, nerve damage, and intense pain.
How Is Facet Joint Syndrome Caused?
Outside of getting older, obesity and poor posture can further damage the spine. But most of the change happens internally. Facet joints are coated with cartilage, providing frictionless movement. But as the cartilage wears away, it takes away that extra layer of protection, putting you at higher risk of injury. It’s common to see enlarged joints and bone spurs develop.
Why Spinal Decompressions Are the Remedy
What most people don’t realize is when the facet joints get damaged, it can have a long-term impact on their health. It can even lead to permanent disabilities if left untreated by a specialist. Seeing a spinal decompression chiropractor is an excellent way to resolve the intermittent pain, tenderness, and discomfort you’ve endured.
It’s common for affected areas to transmit pain to other parts of the body, from the upper back to the legs. We find that facet joint syndrome mimics symptoms of a herniated disc. Instead of opting for surgery, we’d recommend a more natural approach to wellness.
Our skilled chiropractor would perform a decompression to realign your spine, improve your posture, and provide optimal back pain relief.
What You Can Do at Home
The steps you take at home can help you maintain your health after a spinal decompression. Seeking chiropractic care and getting treated was the first step. To preserve the holistic benefits, we would encourage you to:
- Use the correct posture when sitting down to avoid misalignment.
- Engage in healthier life practices – whether it is to lose weight or improve sleeping patterns.
- Book your next appointment with Premiere Chiro! Consistent chiropractic sessions are key. You can give us a call at 310.340.1439.