Vertebral joint dysfunction is also sometimes called facet joint syndrome or even spinal joint dysfunction. It is an arthritis-like condition of the back and/or neck related to degenerative changes often associated with age.
Chronic back and/or neck pain is very common in the general population, and it may be associated with vertebral joint dysfunction. In vertebral joint dysfunction, the aging and narrowing of our discs between the bones in our spines can cause muscle spasms and cramping which can lead to more pain. There can be a vicious circle between nerve pain, muscle spasm and more nerve pain.
The first step towards reducing your pain is to go see a chiropractor or physiotherapist such as in our office in Abbotsford. One of our professionals can examine you and see what the cause of your back or neck pain is.
In vertebral joint dysfunction, our professionals can help you strengthen your core muscles, relax and stretch any muscles that are cramped, and give you some techniques to help reduce your back pain.
Chronic back pain can be alleviated with regular treatment and attention. Certain exercises may help you, and learning to use your leg muscles instead of your back muscles for lifting something heavy is just one example of techniques that can help you to live a more pain-free life.
If you struggle with chronic, persistent back pain, then make an appointment to see your chiropractor because he or she can help reduce your pain. If you live on the Lower Mainland, then come and see us. We can be reached at (604) 850-2511.
New Leaf Wellness offers a variety of therapies including physiotherapy, chiropractic, naturopathic, and massage therapy in a warm and compassionate environment in our Abbotsford location.
If you have any questions about this article or would like to make an appointment, please contact us.