Facet Injury And Central Sensitization

Published October 19, 2015

Facet damage and pain is a serious condition our patients may suffer from a car crash or other trauma. Here is a study that suggests injured facets cause noxious painful chemicals that can increase central sensitization. This can mean that your patient with a facet injury will not only be in pain, but become more sensitized to stimuli making other activities hurt more. Here is what they say for your notes: "Their study indicated that capsular strains of 47.2% ± 9.6% are most likely noxious and trigger nociceptive discharges from the capsules, which are transmitted to the central . . .

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