Lumbar facet injuries can occur with repetitive extension or loading of the spine, where the posterior joints of the spine, the facet joints, are susceptible to injury and irritation.
Chiropractic care and management may include spinal manipulative techniques, soft tissue therapies, exercise and rehabilitation, along with lifestyle guidance. Chiropractic care is focused on reducing inflammation within the joint, improving movement and function to prevent future irritation.
Spinal stenosis is described as the narrowing of the spinal canal, most notably in the lower back and neck regions. The narrowing of the canal can put pressure on the nerves as they travel through the spine. Some people with spinal stenosis may not experience symptoms. These structural narrowing are often attributed to age-related changes.
Some symptoms and signs we may see include:
- Symptoms involved in both legs
- Leg pain often worse than back pain
- Pain increases with activity (i.e. standing, walking)
- Pain relief with rest (i.e. sitting)
Chiropractic care and management may include techniques aimed at increasing canal size, soft tissue therapies, exercise and rehabilitation, along with lifestyle guidance. Chiropractic care is focused on pain relief, while promoting better function and movement through the spine.