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A facet joint, also called a zygapophysial joint, is a joint connecting one vertebra and another. There are four facet joints at the back of a vertebra, and they're found on the extensions of the bone. These joints don't... More »

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Facet joint arthrosis, also known as facet joint osteoarthritis, is an age-related degenerative condition that causes the cartilage of the facet joints between the spine's vertebrae to deteriorate, as stated by the Laser... More »

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Common symptoms of facet joint pain include difficulty in bending and twisting the spine, pain, numbness and muscle weakness, explains All About Back & Neck Pain. Another name for facet joint pain is facet joint disease,... More »

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Facet joints safely guide and control the movement of spinal bones. They provide stability to the spinal column whilst allowing movement. They are hinge-like, connect vertebrae and are found at the back of the spine. More »

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A slightly movable joint, which is the point where bones connect, is a joint that allows for limited mobility. These types of joints are called amphiarthrotic joints and include the intervertebral disc. Fibrous connectiv... More »

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Arthritis expert Carol Eustice from About.com explains that moderate joint effusion, or swollen joints, occurs when an abnormal accumulation of fluid in or around a joint causes the joint to swell. This affliction typica... More »

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BBC states that the only movable joint on the skull is part of the mandible, or the lower jaw bone. According to the University of Washington School of Medicine, the joint formed around the mandible is known as the tempo... More »

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