What are the Facet Joint?
The facet joints are structures in the spine that make the back flexible, and enable the back to bend and twist. Healthy facet joints have cartilage which allows the spinal vertebrae to move smoothly against each other. Each facet joint is lubricated with synovial fluid for additional protection against degeneration. When normal motion is interrupted disorders of the facet joints may develop. As a spine specialist, Dr. Ernest Braxton uses both conservative and surgical treatments to help return patients to the activities they love.