Moses Chiropractic Cares for Neck Pain and Painful Cervical Spine Facet Joints

Zygapophyseal joints are also named facet joints. Facet is a bit simpler to pronounce than zygapophyseal, and Moses Chiropractic knows ‘facet’ is a whole lot easier to write out than 'zygaopophyseal’! These joints are documented to be the source of neck-related pain for countless adults of all ages. Moses Chiropractic provides gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation to ease neck pain like that created by facet joint innervation.

FOUNDATIONAL STUDY

Charting of normal volunteers’ responses to stimulation of cervical facet joints in the 1990s was groundbreaking. Five volunteers stepped up to have their cervical spine facet joints irritated to track where neck pain and arm pain were felt. Amazing! These volunteers’ pain reactions allowed for the making of easy-to-read pain charts. (1) A follow up study of 10 patients with cervical spine pain compared their pain to that noted in the pain drawings of the normal volunteers to substantiate the original charts from normal volunteers. (2) Moses Chiropractic sees verification of these normal volunteers’ pain reports in our West Palm Beach neck pain patients! Decompression of spinal nerves with chiropractic helps. 

NEW INFORMATION ON CERVICAL FACET JOINTS

New details from a current-day dissection project included new facts to the part cervical facet joints (aka zygapophyseal joints) exhibit 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 independent 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 already been noted. (3) Moses Chiropractic values the nuances of spine pain and the research that found 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 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 West Palm Beach chiropractor takes such care in examining, diagnosing and treating West Palm Beach neck pain. There are a multitude of factors to consider! Our Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management is soothing, non-thrust spinal manipulation of the cervical spine for West Palm Beach neck pain relief.

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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 West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment with Moses Chiropractic. Pick your term: zygapophyseal or facet! We’re here to discuss, diagnose, and treat them for neck and arm pain relief.

Moses Chiropractic carefully examines, diagnoses, and treats cervical spine facet joints for neck pain relief when they are involved. 
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