No wonder 'logos' has an apophyseal
connotation; it means "discourse discloses.
The device is aligned with the vertebral body load column, the strongest of the three primary spinal vertical load columns and is secured in place at the apophyseal
14) In addition, AS is also indicated by the appearance of thin, vertical syndesmophytes, severe involvement of the apophyseal
facet joints, and erosion and fusion of the sacroiliac joints.
Management of the upper cervical joint restriction was addressed by the application of specific Mobilisations with Movements (MWM's) termed sustained natural apophyseal
glides (SNAGS) as described by Mulligan (1999) (Figures 2A-C).
Lower, or subaxial, cervical spine lesions occur with changes in apophyseal
joints, the joints of Luschka, interspinous ligaments, and intervertebral discs.
Cervical spine X-rays revealed flattening of the cervical lordosis with ankylosis and irregularity of the apophyseal
joints at the C2-C5 level.