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Facet Joint Syndrome Pain Relief

Facet joint syndrome is a condition which affects the spine, resulting in pain and discomfort. Whether it’s an injury from work, playing sports, keeping fit or just getting older and not being in the shape we once were, CARESPACE in Kitchener Waterloo can help.

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Effective treatment for facet joint syndrome

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There are many causes of facet joint syndrome

The most common causes of facet joint syndrome are prolonged sitting and/or standing, lifting heavy objects incorrectly, weight gain and inadequate physical activity, as well as trauma or injury to the spine. If you believe you may be suffering from facet joint syndrome, it is recommended to seek help from a chiropractor or physiotherapist in order to receive appropriate treatment, such as chiropractic adjustments or therapeutic massage to reduce stiffness and soreness in the joint. Taking steps towards leading an active lifestyle with a focus on maintaining good posture can also prove beneficial in managing this condition.

Get the best treatment to help your facet joint syndrome

We all know that health and wellness is important, but with so many competing priorities, it’s hard to stay on top of it. CARESPACE provides the best treatment options to help heal your facet joint syndrome quickly. CARESPACE uses a result-oriented, natural approach to rehabilitation and wellness with your choice of Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy. CARESPACE practitioners work together to understand both your primary concerns and long-term health goals. Multidisciplinary evidence-based plans are designed to address the root causes and are developed to provide fast and long-lasting relief to ensure you can start living your healthier life today.

Facet joint syndrome involves the degeneration of one or more facet joints, which are located along the spine and serve to allow for movement. This disorder is generally associated with progressive age-related wear and tear on these structures, although it can also develop due to an injury such as a fall or car accident, a muscle strain or sprain, or inflammation from an underlying condition like arthritis.

Facet joint syndrome, or arthritis of the spine, can cause several distinct symptoms. These may include pain in the neck and lower back that intensify with movement or oppressive feelings within the affected areas. Patients also often experience tenderness to the touch in the same areas, accompanied by stiffness and a lack of flexibility. Other possible effects include shooting pains into arms and legs, difficulty standing after sitting for long periods of time, weakened muscles around the joints, sharp pain when leaning backwards against a chair, and difficulty sleeping comfortably due to discomfort caused by lying on either side or back. If left untreated these symptoms can worsen over time.

Facet joint syndrome is a painful condition commonly treated by chiropractors. Treatment generally includes spinal adjustments, as well as therapeutic exercises and stretches aimed at improving range of motion and reducing muscle tightness and spasm. Massage therapy can also help relieve some of the pain associated with this condition, while physical therapy can provide additional benefits. A chiropractor or physical therapist may also recommend lifestyle changes that can reduce stress which can aid in recovery. Although recovery time varies individually, prompt treatment of the condition often leads to faster relief from pain and improved mobility.

Back pain is something that many people struggle with every day, but why does it occur in the first place? Common causes of back pain can include herniated discslower back painlumbar facet joint arthrosislumbar radiculopathylumbar stenosisosteoporosissciaticaspinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, trapezius strain, and upper back pain. It’s important to be aware of these potential sources of discomfort in order to reduce your risk for injury and make preventive lifestyle changes that will keep your back healthy and happy. Consultation with a qualified professional at CARESPACE can help determine the best solution to alleviate any discomfort experienced.

Get the best facet joint syndrome pain treatment that's right for you


chiropractic services

Chiropractors are health care professionals focused on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through joint manipulation, exercise and education. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.

Massage Therapy

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Massage Therapists use a range of soft tissue and joint stimulation techniques. Massage stimulates blood flow, restores muscle elasticity, and relieves built-up tension to repair your body and allow a calmer outlook on life.



Physiotherapists work with you when you’ve experienced a work or sports injury, or are suffering from a chronic condition. You’ll improve strength, increase range of motion to restore your body’s functionality. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.

Not sure which discipline to select?

Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy can all be effective for facet joint syndrome pain. Choose any one of the above. Once the initial assessment has been completed, you will be directed to the discipline and practitioner who will be able to deliver the best results.

Still not sure? Simply give us a call at (519) 208-2273 and we will help find the right therapy for your needs.

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I was suffering from neck pain And numbness Dr. Shannon Webster, BA, DC Chiropractor, is helping me. Acupuncture helps me with pain, enhances my mood. She's fantastic, Dr.
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I cannot recommend Dr. Shannon Webster and Dr. Michael Torreiter enough. Both are super friendly and understanding and it has been an absolute pleasure to have met them and been treated by them.

I have been receiving treatment from Dr. Webster for a few months and I've been feeling much better. I had sever knee, shoulder and back pain. I couldn't squat or do push ups without my joints screaming at me. But now I'm not able to only do all those but also feel stronger. The most important piece is that she listened and took my history of many injuries into consideration. And as a dancer, I couldn't have asked for a better chiropractor who not only helped me feel better but also understood my needs.

I also brought my grandmother to Dr. Torreiter for her back pain for acupuncture. He was extremely kind, understanding, compassionate and everything that I could ask for. He made her feel comfortable and explained every step during each treatment. He made sure that she was well taken care of and also made other important referrals that lead to her recovery.

So far I have referred my whole family to these two wonderful individuals and everyone's experience has been equally great. Thanks to them we all are doing much better!