Zygapophyseal joints are also named
facet joints. Facet is a bit simpler to pronounce than zygapophyseal,
and Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center knows ‘facet’ is much easier to write
out than 'zygaopophyseal’! These joints are documented to be the source of neck-related
pain for countless adults of all ages. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center provides
gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation to relieve
neck pain like that produced by facet joint innervation.
Mapping of normal volunteers’
responses to stimulation of cervical facet joints in the 1990s was foundational.
Five volunteers stepped up to have their cervical spine facet
joints stimulated to see where neck pain and arm pain were observed.
Amazing! These volunteers’ pain reactions produced
some much appreciated easy-to-understand
pain charts. (1) A follow up study of 10 actual
cervical pain patients that compared their pain to that described
in the pain drawings of the normal
volunteers to confirm the initial
charts from normal volunteers. (2) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center sees confirmation
of these normal volunteers’ pain reports in our Pensacola neck pain
patients! Decompression of spinal nerves with chiropractic helps.
NEW INFORMATION ON CERVICAL FACET JOINTS
New information from a current-day
dissection project added new knowledge to the part
cervical facet joints (aka zygapophyseal joints) play in
neck pain and arm pain. At some levels, more than one medial branch was seen.
Direct facet joint branches were seen that came
from the dorsal root of the spinal nerve. These were separate
from the medial branches in their direct route to the facet
joint. Current day researchers speculate if there is a more diverse pattern
of innervation than has previously been documented. (3)
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center values the nuances of spine pain and the research that discovered them.
EXAM AND TREATMENT
Clinical observation, examination, and imaging results
lead 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 responsive to these painful stimuli,
both pressure and nerve related. (5) That’s why your
Pensacola chiropractor takes time in examining, diagnosing and
treating Pensacola neck pain. There are a multitude of
factors to consider! Our Cox® Technic System of Spinal
Pain Management is gentle, non-thrust spinal manipulation of the cervical spine for Pensacola neck pain relief.
CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Sean Delahunt on the
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
describes the effectiveness and gentleness
of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management for his gentleman patient with neck pain and tingling in
his arm and hand.
Schedule your next Pensacola
chiropractic appointment with Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center. Pick your term: zygapophyseal
or facet! We are here to discuss, diagnose, and
treat them for relief of neck and arm pain.
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