Facets Syndrome

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Facets Syndrome

Postby BruceP » Sat Jul 12, 2008 4:35 am

I've been tentatively diagnosed with Facets syndrome/disease and have been told rest and very limited physical activity along with anti-inflammatory and pain relievers for a time period until I feel better. After researching on the internet this is a good match to what I have, during this research it seemed that almost all the case ended in some kind of surgery or nerve killing process. This doesn't seem like the cure but the relief of just the symptoms and could lead to more complications down the line. Any info or experiences that could be provided would be greatly appreciated. I did download the back and pain book.

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Re: Facets Syndrome

Postby sijtoni » Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:36 am

What kind of facet syndrome?
Usually they are treated by opening that facet "lock" with manipulative treatment. Then the pressure of the nerves and muscles relieve. I have been experienced that many times.
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Postby BruceP » Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:50 pm

Well now they have changed my diagnosis I think, after another x-ray I have been told that I have scoliosis and degenerative changes. Also decreased lumbar lordosis and lumbarized S1. When this x-ray was taken I could not stand up straight, so that was why I had or have the decreased lordosis. I was told to rest and not to over exert myself which I have been doing somewhat but I bought an inversion table an have been trying this and I also see a Soft Touch chiropractor, who uses pressure points to release muscle tension. I'm feeling better but still have sciatia in my thighs but it seems to be moving up towards my back. I'm no longer taking anti infamatories or muscle relaxers, when I wake up in the morning my lower back muscles spasm some when I straighten up. I've been thinking about taking a muscle relaxer when I go to bed and see if that helps. I've been trying the beginning exercises to start off and have not gone past that. Hopefully this course of action will help to continue my recovery. Time will tell. I would like to hear about anybody elses experiences and their course of action.

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