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Joint Sprain, Jammed Joint, Facet Syndrome

One of the very common causes of low back pain is “facet syndrome”. If you are struggling with low back pain, you may have googled "sprained low back", "jammed facet joint", or "low back pinch". If that's you, you've come to the right place for helpful information!

The person that will likely have this problem has a deep curve in their spine when standing naturally, and gets pain when walking, getting up from sitting, standing for longer periods, or being active. The facets are synovial joints, just like the knuckles of your fingers, and can get jammed, just like your fingers. I have seen plenty of patients who had a traumatic back bending injury, but most of the time, its their posture that causes a little bit of trauma, hundreds of times a day, that has caused this problem by the time they see me. The person with “facet syndrome” carries much more load on the facet joints in the back of their spine due to their exaggerated lumbar curve posture.