zygapophysial joints

zyg·a·po·phys·i·al joints

the synovial joints between zygapophyses or articular processes of the vertebrae.
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When conservative treatment fails, interventional pain management methods, including injection of local anesthetics and corticosteroid at the location of great occipital nerve (GON), intraarticular/medial branch corticosteroid injection (C2-3, C3-4 zygapophysial joints, medial branches of the C3 and C4 dorsal rami), radiofrequency ablation (RFA), occipital nerve stimulation, epidural steroid injections, and surgical treatment are other options for the treatment of CH (5,6).
Putti first defined left-right asymmetry of zygapophysial joints as articular tropism in 1927 [3].
To summarize, the postures that imply the physiological lumbar lordosis decrease the pressure and the degenerative risk in the intervertebral disk, expose the ligaments to less pressure and, though they increase the loading on the zygapophysial joints, they are not considered a danger for the spine.
Hypomobile vertebral segments have been thought to result from "adhesions" within the zygapophysial joints. (17) This hypomobility or aberrant joint motion is thought to be amenable to manipulation.
Bogduk, "Clinical features of patients with pain stemming from the lumbar zygapophysial joints: is the lumbar facet syndrome a clinical entity?" Spine, vol.
Palpation of thoracic zygapophysial joints is therefore frequently performed during both assessment and treatment of this region.
Interaction between the porcine lumbar intervertebral disc, zygapophysial joints, and paraspinal muscles.
It has been demonstrated that the zygapophysial joints can be the source of chronic low back pain.
Clinical features of patients with pain stemming from the lumbar zygapophysial joints is the lumbar facet syndrome a clinical entity?
The ability of lumbar medial branch blocks to anesthetize the zygapophysial joint. A physiologic challenge.