Facet Joints

The spine has  facet joints  between one vertebral arch and another. These are the most common cause of back problems.

Healthy facet joints have cartilage, which allows your vertebrae to move smoothly against each other without grinding.

Facet joint disorders are some of the most common of all the recurrent, disabling  back and neck problems, and can cause serious symptoms and disability .

Facet disease may arise when the cartilage in a facet joint is worn down as a result of  injury or wear and tear and aging.  This type of spinal damage can be attributed to arthritis, work, overuse or an injury sustained in an accident.