Friday, November 4, 2016

Facet Joint Problems

The facet joints are the connections between the bones of the spine. The nerve roots pass through these joints to go from the spinal cord to the arms, legs and other parts of the body. To prevent excessive motion, over-twisting, or simply toppling over, these joints allow us to bend and twist, and additionally, keep the back from repetitive strain or an unguarded sprain. When these joints begin to feel inflamed, Dr. Kent Carlomagno at Summit Chiropractic Health and Longevity Center can discuss non-surgical treatment options with you.

Facet joint disorders can be quite crippling if left untreated and can even cause disabling low back pain and neck problems. When the acute lumbar or cervical facet joint inflammation is at its peak, the symptoms may resemble those of a herniated disc, a deep infection, a fracture, or a torn muscle of the spine. Low back pain from the facet joints often radiates down into the buttocks and down the back of the upper leg. Non-invasive treatment options may include therapeutic exercises and/or physical therapy or removing nerve inflammation via a chiropractic adjustment. 

If you are experiencing pain in this area, please give us a call to discuss your treatment options. To learn more about the conditions we treat and the services we provide at Summit Chiropractic Health and Longevity Center, visit for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kent Carlomagno in San Rafael, CA, call 415-721-7520.