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Where are facet joints in the body?
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Part of the spine
They are small joints found at almost every level of the spine located at each disc level, one on the right and one on the left in the back part or posterior part of the spine.

In brief: Part of the spine
They are small joints found at almost every level of the spine located at each disc level, one on the right and one on the left in the back part or posterior part of the spine.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: See below
The facet joints are cartilage covered joints that link one vertebrae with another. They guide the motion of the spine.
With age they do get more arthritic but do not always cause pain. Pain from facet joints is usually achy and can certainly radiate down into the leg. Usually the pain from facet joints goes into the buttocks, back of the thigh and sometimes to the upper calf. Worse with standing.

In brief: See below
The facet joints are cartilage covered joints that link one vertebrae with another. They guide the motion of the spine.
With age they do get more arthritic but do not always cause pain. Pain from facet joints is usually achy and can certainly radiate down into the leg. Usually the pain from facet joints goes into the buttocks, back of the thigh and sometimes to the upper calf. Worse with standing.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
In brief: Spine Joints
Facet joints are places on the spinal bones where two bones actually meet and articulate, therefore a facet joint injection is into that place where they meet.
Many times arthritis or inflammation can arise here and cause pain.

In brief: Spine Joints
Facet joints are places on the spinal bones where two bones actually meet and articulate, therefore a facet joint injection is into that place where they meet.
Many times arthritis or inflammation can arise here and cause pain.
Dr. Qamar Khan
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