Zygapophyseal joints are also known as
facet joints. Facet is a bit easier to say than zygapophyseal,
and Layden Chiropractic knows ‘facet’ is a whole lot easier to write
out than 'zygaopophyseal’! These joints are documented to be the source of cervical spine
pain for countless adults of all ages. Layden Chiropractic provides
gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation to alleviate
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 track where neck pain and arm pain were observed.
Wow! These volunteers’ pain responses produced
some much appreciated easy-to-understand
pain charts. (1) A follow up study of 10 patients with cervical spine pain compared their pain to that described
in the normal volunteers’ pain drawings to confirm the original
charts from normal volunteers. (2) Layden Chiropractic sees verification
of these normal volunteers’ pain reports in our Plainville 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 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 found.
Direct facet joint branches were seen that originated
from the dorsal root of the spinal nerve. These were separate
from the medial branches in their direct path to the facet
joint. Current day researchers speculate if there is a more varied pattern
of innervation than has previously been noted. (3)
Layden Chiropractic values the nuances of spine pain and the research that discovered them.
EXAM AND TREATMENT
Clinical observation, examination, and imaging findings
guide 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 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
Plainville chiropractor takes such care in examining, diagnosing and
treating Plainville neck pain. There are many
factors to consider! Our Cox® Technic System of Spinal
Pain Management is gentle, non-thrust spinal manipulation of the cervical spine for Plainville neck pain relief.
CONTACT Layden Chiropractic
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Sean Delahunt on the
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
explains the effective, gentle treatment with 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 Plainville
chiropractic appointment with Layden Chiropractic. 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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