Facet Syndrome Spinal Decompression Treatment

Spinal decompression therapy can help with your facet syndrome. This is a non-surgical treatment which can help care for your condition naturally. Call for a consultation.







Hey, it’s Dr. Troy here.  Zenaptic Chiropractic.

I want to talk about Facet Syndrome.  If you’ve been diagnosed with facet syndrome or you know somebody.  Basically, what that is in the vertebral joint, there’s three different joints.  Let’s call them tripod.  You have the disc, which everybody knows about discs, disc bulges, disc herniation, disc tears.  But what about facet syndrome?

So, if you look at a tripod, you have the front of the stool, but you also have two other legs, also known as facet joints.  And if you can see here, my red dot on my vertebral model, that is a facet joint.  That’s where the back of the joints rub together.  So, they rub when you move, those joints rub together and there’s a capsule around that that’s very sensitive.  It’s called the facet capsule.

And so if these vertebrae get out of alignment, or they get injured, their dysfunctional, over time that can cause the disc to degenerate.  But what does it do to the facet?  So, if you’re out of alignment, you’re going to be putting abnormal pressure on the facet joint, which is the posterior part of the spine.  It’s kind of like the disc, but it’s not, but that’s the way I look at it, it looks like a tripod.  So, if those things are out of alignment and there’s tension on the capsular ligament, and traditional adjustments, or cortisone shots, or acupuncture, or massage has not relieved the problem, then spinal decompression might be right for you.

So, how do we know?  Well, number one we do an examination.  If we have imaging, X-rays, but we really like to see MRI’s to determine which segment is most affected, if there’s degeneration.  We also correlate that with the exam to see if there’s any neurological findings, muscle weakness, numbness, tingling, loss of sensation in your skin, loss of reflexes.

So these are all signs that spinal decompression that spinal decompression might be right for you.  To what?  To get your life back on track.  Because many people who have this have lost their quality of life, their ability to sleep, their ability to play with their grandkids or kids, their ability to work, their ability to lift, do yard work, things they love to do, wash their dishes.  Well, not everybody loves to wash their dishes!  But what I am saying is, if the facet joints in the spine are not functioning properly due to misalignment and even long-term degenerative effects, spinal decompression might be right for you.

Call our office and we’ll determine if spinal decompression traction is right for you.

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