The Novelli Wellness Center Cares for Neck Pain and Painful Cervical Spine Facet Joints

Zygapophyseal joints are also called facet joints. Facet is a bit easier to say than zygapophyseal, and The Novelli Wellness Center knows ‘facet’ is a whole lot easier to write out than 'zygaopophyseal’! These joints are well-documented as sources of cervical spine pain for many adults of all ages. The Novelli Wellness Center uses gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation to relieve neck pain like that produced by facet joint innervation.

FOUNDATIONAL STUDY

Charting of normal volunteers’ responses to stimulation of cervical facet joints in the 1990s was foundational. Five volunteers stepped up to have their cervical spine facet joints irritated to see where neck pain and arm pain were felt. Wow! These volunteers’ pain responses produced some much appreciated easy-to-understand pain charts. (1) A follow up study of 10 actual cervical pain patients that compared their pain to that described in the pain drawings of the normal volunteers to validate the initial charts from normal volunteers. (2) The Novelli Wellness Center sees confirmation of these normal volunteers’ pain reports in our Buffalo, NY neck pain patients! Decompression of spinal nerves with chiropractic helps. 

NEW INFORMATION ON CERVICAL FACET JOINTS

Novel information from a recent dissection project included new knowledge to the job cervical facet joints (aka zygapophyseal joints) exhibit in neck pain and arm pain. At some levels, more than one medial branch was found. Direct facet joint branches were seen that came from the dorsal root of the spinal nerve. These were independent from the medial branches in their direct path to the facet joint. Current day researchers wonder whether there is a more diverse pattern of innervation than has previously been documented. (3) The Novelli Wellness Center values the nuances of spine pain and the research that discovered them.

EXAM AND TREATMENT

Clinical observation, examination, and imaging results lead the diagnosis of neck pain due to 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 of the spinal cord. The central nervous system is complex and responsive to these painful stimuli, both pressure and nerve related. (5) That’s why your Buffalo, NY chiropractor takes such care in examining, diagnosing and treating Buffalo, NY neck pain. There are many factors to take into account! Our Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management is soothing, non-thrust manipulative treatment of the cervical spine for Buffalo, NY neck pain relief.

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Sean Delahunt on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for his male patient with neck pain and tingling in his arm and hand.     

Schedule your next Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment with The Novelli Wellness Center. Pick your word: zygapophyseal or facet! We’re here to discuss, diagnose, and treat them for neck and arm pain relief.

The Novelli Wellness Center carefully examines, diagnoses, and treats cervical spine facet joints for neck pain relief when they are involved. 
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