If you’ve had neck or back pain that you could put a finger on; or sharp pain when moving, it may be due to dysfunction in the facet joints of your spine.
Think of your facet joints like the knuckles of your spine. They are small joints, have a capsule and are lined with cartilage and they glide and slide which allows your spine to move.
As you go through life and your spinal discs go through the aging process; your facet joints end up taking on extra load. Unfortunately, this excess stress and pressure can wear down your facet joints as well.
The result is the beginning of the degenerative process which can end up causing adhesions, restricted motion, bone spurs, and pain.
Here are some points to keep in mind about your facet joints:
• The facet joints of your spine slide and glide as you move.
• Restrictions or adhesions in the facets can occur with age and injury.
• Chiropractic adjustments help the facets joints move freely and decrease painful restrictions.
The facet joints of your spine love to move. Movement helps them stay healthy and may even slow down the degenerative process.
Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to reduce adhesions of the facet joints allowing you to move more freely and with less pain.
I believe that when you move better, you will feel better and that is why I believe that chiropractic care so important for helping you to get and stay healthy.
Yours in health,
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