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Posted on 11-15-2017

Come See our Top-Quality Spine Chiropractor and Physical Therapist in Oxford, AL

If you’ve experienced severe pain in your lower back or lumbar region, you know how difficult this can make a life. It’s not enough to seek temporary pain relief; you need a solution that will withstand the test of time and prevent relapses so that you can go back to living a normal life today. That’s where American Back Institute comes in. Our dedicated professionals know everything there is to know about diagnosing and treating lumbar pain, and we would love to bring that expertise to you today.

Man with Lumbar Facet Syndrome, needs chiropractic care.

What Is Lumbar Facet Syndrome and What Are the Symptoms?

Lumbar facet syndrome is a dysfunction in the facet joints of your lower spine. The spine is composed of vertebrae, cushioned by discs in between and attached at the back or “posterior” of the spine by a joint on either side of each vertebra. If these joints are damaged, chances are good you will experience lumbar facet syndrome and the attendant symptoms. These include:

  • Intermittent pain
  • Loss of spinal flexibility
  • Tenderness at the point of injury
  • Radiating pain down the buttocks and legs
  • Recurring episodes

What Causes This Type of Pinched Back Nerve Pain?

A number of issues can cause pinched back nerve pain. Essentially, when the facet joint is damaged, it can swell that impinges upon the nerves and causes significant discomfort to severe pain. Conversely, swelling around the area can also impinge upon the joint, causing damage. Traumatic accidents or chronic use injuries can also cause irritation and pain via capsular tears induced by stress forces. If you are feeling pinched back nerve pain, it’s time to get help from a chiropractor who cares.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Lumbar Facet Syndrome

When you come in to see us, we will first take a health history and ask you about your current symptoms. Then we will perform a thorough examination to pinpoint the source of your pain before prescribing a course of treatment. Our techniques may include massage therapy, physical therapy, spinal decompression, manual adjustments, lifestyle advice or a combination of these and other treatments.

Make an Appointment with Our Oxford Spine Injury Chiropractor Today

If you’re ready to visit an integrated practice about your lumbar facet syndrome or other back troubles, it’s time to get in touch with American Back Institute. Our professional spine injury chiropractor and friendly team will help you make an appointment right away for diagnosis and treatment. Just give us a call at 256-202-6123 so we can get you on a new path right away.

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