Tag: facet joint degeneration

Facet joint syndrome

Why does facet joint degeneration occur?

Facet joints are placed in-between bone structures situated on the outer back side of the vertebrae, called facets.

Because these joints absorb impact from motions of the spine, when they end up degenerating, spinal bones may end up rubbing against one another, and lead to more complications, such as compression of the spinal nerves, or even the spinal cord in extreme cases.