What is the function of nerves in spinal joints?

Gerald M. Silverman
Chiropractic Medicine
Spinal joints are very rich in tiny sensory nerve fibers that detect their exact position and recognize pressure. These nerves are in constant communication, creating an endless feedback loop to regulate all the joints' functions. Should a problem arise in any of the joints, the sensory nerves immediately detect the problem and coordinate that information so adjustments and corrections can be made. When all the structures, tissues, and nerves of a joint are working properly, the joint remains pain free. However, if any of the joint's three main functions (holding the spine together, transferring loads, and allowing movement) becomes impaired, the nerves within the joint can become a primary source or transmitter of joint-related neck and lower back pain.
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