Facet Syndrome occurs as a result of aging, injuries, or constant pressure on the facet joints. Most of the damage that impacts the facet joints is from typical wear-and-tear on the body, but damage can also arise from an injury to the back or neck or degenerative disc disease. The process of facet syndrome starts when the cartilage covering the facet joints begins to deteriorate, causing the joints to swell and stiffen. This causes the vertebrae bones to make contact with each other without any cushion between then. This occurrence may result in bone spurs on the edges of the facet joints, and it may begin to affect other areas near the spine such as the cervical area (neck, shoulders, and head) and the lumbar area (hips, buttocks, and back of the thighs). In extreme cases, doctors may recommend surgeries such as a Facet Rhizotomy or Facet bone fusion that can both lead to months, maybe even years, of therapy and treatment before the patient begins to feel normal again. However, at Chronic Conditions Chiropractic in San Luis Obispo we specialize in non-surgical spinal decompression to provide pain relief from face syndrome.
If you are suffering from pain caused by Facet Syndrome, there are steps that you can take to find pain relief, depending on the severity of your condition. The doctors at Chronic Conditions Chiropractic are here to help you find a solution to your pain through spinal decompression with SpineMED®. At Chronic Conditions Chiropractic in San Luis Obispo, we know exactly what you need to do to secure your recovery.
Spinal decompression has been effective for many of our patients who are suffering from facet syndrome. With our SpineMED® device, the vertebrae are slowly stretched apart to reduce the pressure on the facet joints. This process helps relieve pain in the affected areas, while creating negative pressure that helps restore the cartilage surrounding the facet joints. The specialized algorithmic software is designed to provide comfort during spinal decompression without the abrupt tugs that cause muscle spasms and pain like some traction therapies. The reason we SpineMED® at Chronic Conditions Chiropractic is to help the patient find natural ways of healing back pain without having to take a list of prescription drugs or endure spinal implant surgery.
At Chronic Conditions Chiropractic in San Luis Obispo, we understand the pain you are experiencing from facet syndrome. Our Spinal Decompression Therapy can help stretch your spine in the affected area to promote self-healing. Essentially, we work diligently to restore muscle strength and extremity functionality and find pain relief in the areas experiencing symptoms.