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Cervical Facet Syndrome Symptoms

Medical Information:
Name: Facet Syndrome
ICD 10 Code: M53.80
Affected Anatomy: Spine
Common Causes: Direct lateral Trauma causing sprain to facets, Poor Hydration, Nutritional Deficiency, lack of stretching and exercise.
Typical Symptoms: Pain and fatigue in the back and spine. Conditions causing neuropathy in arms and legs.
Risk Factors: Facet Syndrome Symptoms, Facet Syndrome Diagnosis

What You Should Know About Facet Joint Arthritis

Facet Syndrome is a painful condition of the spine and back. Some physicians call this condition arthritis.This condition is often a result of a lateral whiplash during a vehicular accident or some sudden lateral impact that causes focal damage to the weight bearing joints of the spine called facet joints.

The spinal column is formed by vertebral bodies, vertically stacked and interconnected to each other. On each side from the vertebrae are compact areas termed facet joints. 

Facet Syndrome Symptoms
Numerous people notice the most painful times are at night, after all of the muscles unwind so arthritic joints grate together.

Facet Syndrome Diagnosis
A diagnosis of facet joint arthritis is done by actual physical examination, X-ray, or MRI.

Facet Syndrome Treatments

  • Naprapathy
  • Osteomobilization of the Vertebral Bodies
  • Rapid Release Technology 
  • Microlight 830nm Cold Laser

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