6th December 2019

houstonmethodist
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Are there joints in the back?

The human spine is made up of 24 spinal bones, called vertebrae. The facet joints are located on the back of the spinal column. There are two facet joints between each pair of vertebrae, one on each side of the spine. A facet joint is made of small, bony knobs that line up along the back of the spine.

What does arthritis pain feel like in your back?

Symptoms of Arthritis of the Spine. Spinal arthritis causes stiffness and low back pain. The low back pain due to facet joint arthritis has a typical pattern: The pain is mostly — more than 80% — in the back, runs into the buttocks, and often really feels like it's in the hip.
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