Best chiropractic care and facet joint syndrome
Best chiropractic care is recommended for patients with facet joint syndrome because this is beneficial for their health. But what is facet joint syndrome? Facet joint syndrome is an arthritis-like condition of the spine that can be a significant source of back and neck pain. Degenerative changes to the joints between the spine bones are the main cause of facet joint syndrome. Medication, physical therapy, joint injections, nerve blocks, and nerve ablations may be used to manage symptoms.
Facet syndrome signs and symptoms
Typically, there is pain just to one side of the spine. The pain is usually felt to the side and lower than the actual site of the injury. The referred pain from the lower spine is sometimes felt in the buttock, groin, or down the thigh.
A chiropractor is usually able to make a diagnosis based on the history, signs, and symptoms of the condition. These factors will help the chiropractor determine which type of chiropractic treatment is most appropriate.
Best chiropractic treatment of Facet Joint Syndrome
Best chiropractic care would normally involve early manipulation to release the muscle spasm. The manipulation is not done on the injured joint so don’t expect the treatment to be painful. The most appropriate treatment method will be applied to avoid aggravating the problem.
The chiropractor will also advise on how to move and get comfortable. You will be taught exercises that will help you get on with your life as comfortably as possible.
In an acute (short-term) injury, the pain normally subsides within 4-6 treatments. Core muscle exercises will then gradually be introduced to create better spinal control and stability, which is one way of preventing the injury from coming back.
You will also be given postural and ergonomic advice to help you reduce the risk of injury.
Doing exercise long-term will also be extremely important to create more support and stability for the spine. In some cases, ‘curing’ the problem might not be possible, but the goal of the treatment is to make sure the problem stays manageable, allowing you to do your normal daily activities.
Best chiropractic care in Charlotte
If you suspect that you have sustained a facet joint sprain, don’t panic! The earlier you start the treatment the better. ChiroCarolina®, one of Charlotte’s premier chiropractic clinics, is known throughout the Southeast for providing the best chiropractic care in the residential, NoDa, and college areas, conveniently located on North Tryon Street. Trust ChiroCarolina® in Charlotte, visited by patients throughout the south: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Virginia, and Texas. Call us today!