Helping Patients Find Relief from Facet Joint Syndrome
Facet joint syndrome is a painful condition that is caused by natural wear or injury to the joints between the vertebrae in your spine. Depending on which joints are affected, patients usually experience limited mobility in their neck, hands, back, and feet.
If you have facet syndrome, the team of chiropractors at Texas Injury Clinic in Fort Worth, TX, can help relieve your symptoms. We offer spinal decompression therapy and many other non-surgical treatments to ease your discomfort and participate in daily life as fully as possible.
What Is Facet Joint Syndrome?
Facet joints connect the vertebrae in your spine. Because of their flexibility, they give your spine a wide range of motion, allowing you to bend and twist freely. Facet syndrome occurs when these joints begin to wear down, limiting your range of motion. It can be caused by:
- Natural wear and tear
- Lack of healthy cartilage
- Excessive pressure on your facet joints
- An injury to your facet joints
Signs and Symptoms
The most common symptoms of facet joint syndrome include:
- Trouble twisting or bending at the spine
- Difficulty looking left or right
- Pain or weakness
The location of the symptoms you experience will depend on the location of the joint affected. If it is located in the cervical spine or the neck, patients will typically notice limited mobility in their neck, head, shoulders, and hands. If a facet joint in your lower back or lumbar spine is worn or injured, you might have difficulty moving from the waist down.
The doctors at Texas Injury Clinic can help you find the source of your facet joint pain and recommend a safe, effective treatment.
How It Can Affect Your Life
Because facet joint syndrome affects your mobility, it can make virtually every aspect of your life difficult. From getting out of bed to participating in an active lifestyle, patients with facet joint syndrome may find it hard to participate in life to the fullest. Therefore, getting a professional diagnosis and treatment is essential.
To determine which treatment is right for you, our doctors will begin by completing a physical evaluation. In some cases, we may also need to order x-rays or scans to evaluate the health of your facet joints.
One of the primary treatments we offer is spinal decompression therapy with an in-office DRX9000 True Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression System™. This revolutionary device allows us to help patients find relief from pain without surgery by increasing the space between your vertebrae, allowing blood flow to the affected site, and encouraging faster healing.
Why Choose Us
Our facility is designed to meet the needs of patients with limited mobility and pain. In addition to spinal decompression therapy, we offer other treatments including physical therapy and massage therapy so that you can feel relaxed during your visit. We also accept financing through CareCredit® and Chase to help you pay for treatment on a budget that works for you.
Find Relief Today
The doctors at Texas Injury Clinic can help you find the source of your facet joint pain and recommend a safe, effective treatment. To schedule your consultation at our practice, request an appointment online or call us at (817) 624-7222.