Zygapophyseal joints are also named
facet joints. Facet is a bit easier to say than zygapophyseal,
and New Roads Chiropractic Center knows ‘facet’ is much easier to type than 'zygaopophyseal’! These joints are documented to be the source of neck-related
pain for many adults of all ages. New Roads Chiropractic Center provides
gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation to ease
neck pain like that produced by facet joint innervation.
Mapping of normal volunteers’
responses to stimulation of cervical facet joints in the 1990s was groundbreaking.
Five volunteers came forward to have their cervical spine facet
joints irritated to see where neck pain and arm pain were felt.
Wow! These volunteers’ pain responses allowed for the making of easy-to-understand
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 substantiate the original
charts from normal volunteers. (2) New Roads Chiropractic Center sees verification
of these normal volunteers’ pain reports in our New Roads neck pain
patients! Decompression of spinal nerves with chiropractic helps.
NEW INPUT ON CERVICAL FACET JOINTS
Novel information from a current-day
dissection project added new facts to the role
cervical facet joints (aka zygapophyseal joints) have in
neck pain and arm pain. At some levels, more than one medial branch was found.
Direct facet joint branches were seen 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 wonder whether there is a more varied pattern
of innervation than has already been documented. (3)
New Roads Chiropractic Center appreciates the nuances of spine pain and the research that discovered them.
EXAM AND TREATMENT
Clinical observation, examination, and imaging findings
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 is why your
New Roads chiropractor takes time in examining, diagnosing and
treating New Roads neck pain. There are many
factors to take into account! Our Cox® Technic System of Spinal
Pain Management is soothing, non-thrust spinal manipulation of the cervical spine for New Roads neck pain relief.
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic 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.
Make your next New Roads
chiropractic appointment with New Roads Chiropractic Center. Pick your term: zygapophyseal
or facet! We’re here to talk, diagnose, and
treat them for neck and arm pain relief.
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