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If you’re experiencing persistent pain in your spine, facet syndrome could be the cause.

Facet syndrome involves friction between your bones leading to tenderness, swelling, stiffness and arthritis-associated pain.

In persons aged 50 or older, facet syndrome results in arthritis after being prompted by normal wear and tear. However, facet syndrome can happen in younger people after injury or overuse.

Facet syndrome can happen anywhere in the spine. It develops in the facet joints, which are the small joints in between each vertebra. Cartilage lines the joints, cushioning them as movement happens.

As people age, cartilage wears away, and friction between the bones leads to tenderness, swelling, stiffness and pain associated with arthritis.

While deterioration is normal as people age, for young people, several factors can lead to facet syndrome including weight, overuse due to sports or labor, family history, disease, injury or sudden trauma to the spine.

The symptoms of facet syndrome are numerous and include lower radiating back pain, radiating neck pain, headaches at the base of the skull, abnormal spine curvature and the sound of rubbing bone when movement happens, among others.

Millions of Americans suffer from facet syndrome, but chiropractic diagnosis and treatment can help relieve patients’ pain without surgery.

If you think facet syndrome may be the cause of your pain, schedule an appointment with Advantage Chiropractic Clinic today. A thorough clinical evaluation can lead to a diagnosis, which will then determine the best course of treatment for your condition.

Give us a call at 334-821-2552 to schedule an appointment. Our goal is to help you live the life you want, free from the burden of pain. #FacetSyndrome #ACC #AdvantageChiropracticClinic



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