Zygapophyseal joints are also named
facet joints. Facet is a bit easier to pronounce than zygapophyseal,
and Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre knows ‘facet’ is much easier to write
out than 'zygaopophyseal’! These joints are documented to be the source of cervical spine
pain for countless adults of all ages. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre provides
gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation to ease
neck pain like that created 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 stimulated to see where neck pain and arm pain were felt.
Amazing! These volunteers’ pain reactions produced
some much appreciated 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 normal volunteers’ pain drawings to validate the initial
charts from normal volunteers. (2) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre sees confirmation
of these normal volunteers’ pain reports in our Toronto neck pain
patients! Decompression of spinal nerves with chiropractic helps.
NEW INPUT ON CERVICAL FACET JOINTS
Novel information from a recent
dissection project included new facts to the part
cervical facet joints (aka zygapophyseal joints) have 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 route to the facet
joint. Current day researchers speculate if there is a more diverse pattern
of innervation than has already been noted. (3)
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre appreciates the nuances of spine pain and the research that found them.
EXAM AND TREATMENT
Clinical observation, examination, and imaging results
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 involving the dorsal root
ganglia and end processes in 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
Toronto chiropractor takes time in examining, diagnosing and
treating Toronto neck pain. There are a multitude of
factors to take into account! Our Cox® Technic System of Spinal
Pain Management is soothing, non-thrust manipulative
treatment of the cervical spine for Toronto neck pain relief.
CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. Sean Delahunt on the
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
describes 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 Toronto
chiropractic appointment with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. Pick your word: zygapophyseal
or facet! We’re here to discuss, diagnose, and
treat them for neck and arm pain relief.
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