Facet Joint Syndrome Treatment in Waterford, MI

Facet Joint Syndrome

Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis are common afflictions are so common, we generally feel we understand what someone suffers from in dealing with constant, chronic pain. Facet Joint Syndrome is a type of arthritis, and as such, you may experience chronic neck, shoulder or lower back pain.

Our team of professionals at the Michigan Chiropractic Specialists is committed to relieving both your concerns and the pain you are experiencing by working with you to choose the right treatment plan for your needs. Relief from your pain is just a conversation away.

Facet Joint Syndrome or facet arthropathy is an arthritis-like condition that typically develops in the neck and lower back. While this extension of osteoarthritis generally presents itself in people over 50, the discomfort and pain an individual experiences are limiting and unnecessary, regardless of age.

With symptoms comparable to tearing a muscle or having a slipped disc, the experience can also induce fear of something greater being wrong. To ease your mind, let’s start by explaining the facet joints. They are joints found along the length of the spine that control one-fifth of our rotational ability. Symptoms of degeneration may not appear until well into an advanced condition. This is due to the natural wear and tear of spinal cartilage over time, especially in the areas holding the most of our body weight (neck and lower back). The result is inflammation, which in turn makes it painful to do simple, everyday things such as bending over to tie your shoe.

Why Chiropractors help

You may have been to see a doctor or chiropractic professional to address these concerns already, yet you may still be experiencing discomfort or have been left with unanswered questions. At Michigan Chiropractic Specialists, we are here to address every level of your discomfort. The combination of spinal manipulation techniques and exercises make chiropractic attention the best and most successful means for relieving symptoms of Facet Joint Syndrome.

Our practitioners work with you on two levels: the first addresses the short-term goals of reducing pain and limiting inflammation-causing activities. The second would be to invest in building a long-term, maneuver focused exercise program that works for you and helps reduce pain and pressure in the trouble areas.  

Pain should not be endured alone, and we are here to help. Let Drs. Adam and Amanda Apfelblat help bring you better health and a better way of life through chiropractic wellness care by calling and making an appointment today.