What is Facet Disease in the Neck?
The cervical facet joints are synovial joints in the back of the spine that are contained within a fibrous capsule. Superior and inferior facet joints interact in order to allow the flexibility of the spine and are, therefore, subject to considerable wear and tear over the years through everyday movement, increasing the likelihood of facet disease in the neck. Although the facet joints themselves do not contain free nerve endings, they are innervated by mechanoreceptors, of which there are more in the cervical spine compared to the lumbar spine. Read more