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Long Lasting Facet Joint Pain

MichDonnellMMichDonnell Posts: 2
edited 01/18/2016 - 8:12 AM in Upper Back Pain, Thoracic
Almost 3 years ago I tweaked my back lifting weights and it has been uncomfortable in the same spot ever since. I don't feel pain but in one specific point in my thoracic spine on the left I often feel discomfort and feel the need to crack it constantly for relief. I had a chiropractor look at and xray my back and he recommended stretching and foamrolling stuff. I've been doing that for awhile and my back is the same.

It was only recently I found out that it was my facet joint bothering me researching online. For awhile I had had a tough time describing or finding a cause for my problem, but I'm certain it's the facet joint (I think around T8?)
My question is: how do you treat this? It's uncomfortable often and the tightness and guarding around the joint is very annoying. And what type of doctor do I go see? Chiropractor was often little to no help.. Also I've know for years I have minor scoliosis; like a 6-7 degree curve. Don't know if that's important but I don't believe it's a big deal
Thanks in advance!


  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
    My pain management doctor tried working with my pain two years before referring me to pain management doctor.
    Best thing for me!

    He did variety of testing. As my spine issues were discovered, PM doctor was able to have effective plan of treatment for me.
    Spine-Health Moderator
    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

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