Zygapophyseal joints are also named
facet joints. Facet is a bit simpler to say than zygapophyseal,
and Manahawkin Chiropractic Center knows ‘facet’ is a whole lot easier to type than 'zygaopophyseal’! These joints are documented to be the source of cervical spine
pain for countless adults of all ages. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center uses
gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation to alleviate
neck pain like that produced by facet joint innervation.
Charting 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 track where neck pain and arm pain were observed.
Amazing! These volunteers’ pain responses 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 noted
in the pain drawings of the normal
volunteers to validate the initial
charts from normal volunteers. (2) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center sees verification
of these normal volunteers’ pain reports in our Manahawkin neck pain
patients! Decompression of spinal nerves with chiropractic helps.
NEW INFORMATION ON CERVICAL FACET JOINTS
New details from a current-day
dissection project added new facts 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 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)
Manahawkin Chiropractic 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 due to 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 engaging the dorsal root
ganglia and end processes in the spinal cord. The central nervous
system is complex and quick to respond to these painful stimuli,
both pressure and nerve related. (5) That is why your
Manahawkin chiropractor takes time in examining, diagnosing and
treating Manahawkin neck pain. There are a multitude of
factors to consider! Our Cox® Technic System of Spinal
Pain Management is gentle, non-thrust manipulative
treatment of the cervical spine for Manahawkin neck pain relief.
CONTACT Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
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 male patient with neck pain and tingling in
his arm and hand.
Make your next Manahawkin
chiropractic appointment with Manahawkin Chiropractic Center. Pick your term: zygapophyseal
or facet! We are here to discuss, diagnose, and
treat them for neck and arm pain relief.
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