Facet Joints

Definition of Facet Joints:

The flexible joints in the spine that hold together the vertebrae yet still allow the spine to bend and twist.  Nerves exit the spinal cord through these joints.

Also: Facet Joint

Topics Related to Facet Joints

Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)

...the condition
“...However, there are at least a dozen other types of surgical treatment available, involving procedures such as (from least to most invasive) ... removing a part of a facet joint, or vertebra and surrounding discs, to decompress the spinal cord...”

T4 Syndrome

...the condition
“...They include ... tenderness at the affected thoracic facet joint...”
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