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Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Cares for Neck Pain and Painful Cervical Spine Facet Joints

Zygapophyseal joints are also named facet joints. Facet is a bit simpler to say than zygapophyseal, and Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc knows ‘facet’ is much easier to write out than 'zygaopophyseal’! These joints are well-documented as sources of neck-related pain for countless adults of all ages. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc uses gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation to reduce neck pain like that produced by facet joint innervation.


Charting of normal volunteers’ responses to stimulation of cervical facet joints in the 1990s was groundbreaking. Five volunteers came forward to have their cervical spine facet joints stimulated to see where neck pain and arm pain were felt. Amazing! These volunteers’ pain reactions allowed for the making of easy-to-read pain charts. (1) A follow up study of 10 patients with cervical spine pain compared their pain to that noted in the normal volunteers’ pain drawings to confirm the original charts from normal volunteers. (2) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc sees confirmation of these normal volunteers’ pain reports in our Fort Wayne neck pain patients! Decompression of spinal nerves with chiropractic helps. 


Novel details from a recent dissection project included new knowledge to the job cervical facet joints (aka zygapophyseal joints) exhibit in neck pain and arm pain. At some levels, more than one medial branch was found. Direct facet joint branches were seen that originated from the dorsal root of the spinal nerve. These were separate from the medial branches in their direct route to the facet joint. Current day researchers suggest that there is a more diverse pattern of innervation than has previously been noted. (3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc appreciates the nuances of spine pain and the research that found them.


Clinical observation, examination, and imaging findings lead the diagnosis of neck pain given the complexity of cervical facet joints. (4) The cervical spine facet joint is innervated by mechanoreceptive (mechanical pressure-inducing) and nociceptive (nervous system related pain-inducing) nerve fibers engaging the dorsal root ganglia and end processes in the spinal cord. The central nervous system is complex and quick to respond to these painful stimuli, both pressure and nerve related. (5) That is why your Fort Wayne chiropractor takes such care in examining, diagnosing and treating Fort Wayne neck pain. There are a multitude of factors to consider! Our Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management is gentle, non-thrust manipulative treatment of the cervical spine for Fort Wayne neck pain relief.

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Sean Delahunt on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains the effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for his gentleman patient with neck pain and tingling in his arm and hand.     

Make your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. Pick your word: zygapophyseal or facet! We’re here to talk, diagnose, and treat them for relief of neck and arm pain.

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc thoroughly examines, diagnoses, and treats cervical spine facet joints for neck pain relief when they are involved. 
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