The findings on your MRI might not point to the structure that is causing your pain. By your description, the facet can be your pain generator. I understand how you feel regarding chiropractic but your symptoms might be well managed by manipulation. You need to find a good, experienced chiropractor who is gentile. Physical therapy is another alternative to manipulation.
The treatments you are currently involved with look to be beneficial although I am not clear how effective curcurium (tumeric)is.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.