Facet joints

Facet joints. The joints where the vertebrae of the spine connect to one another. Arthritis of the facet joints is believed to be an uncommon cause of back pain.

Source: NIAMS (NIH)1

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Facet Joint: A synovial joint between two adjacent vertebrae. The facet joint links the articular process of one vertebra and the inferior articular process of the adjacent vertebra.2

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  1. Source: NIAMS (NIH): niams.nih.gov/ Health_Info/ Back_Pain/ default.asp
  2. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  3. ibid.
  4. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ backpain/ backpain.htm

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