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Facet Joints

Facet joints are the bony protrusions on the back of each vertebra. The vertebrae are connected by the spinal discs in the front and facet joints in the back of the spine.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerRobert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics
Last RevisedFebruary 13, 2012

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Last Updated: February 13, 2012
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