zygapophysial


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zyg·a·po·phys·i·al

, zygapophyseal (zī'gă-pō-fiz'ē-ăl, zī-gă-pof'i-se'ăl),
Relating to a zygapophysis or articular process of a vertebra (for example, zygapophysial joints).
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The treatment of patients with CH requires a generalized approach with pharmacologic, physical, and interventional pain management, including anesthetic block, zygapophysial joint/medial branch corticosteroid injection, RFA, and surgical treatment (12).
Wilder-Smith, "Differences in sensory processing between chronic cervical zygapophysial joint pain patients with and without cervicogenic headache," Cephalalgia, vol.
Bogduk, "Clinical features of patients with pain stemming from the lumbar zygapophysial joints: is the lumbar facet syndrome a clinical entity?" Spine, vol.
Thus, each motion segment is comprised of three joints: one anterior inter-body joint (the flexible interspace formed at the superior and inferior vertebral endplates and the IVD) and two posterior articular facet (zygapophysial) joints.
The precise shapes and spacing of the opposing zygapophysial joint surfaces have a critical effect on the predicted contact stresses, and even finite element models must approximate these shapes and spacing from limited cadaveric material.
Jull G, Bogduk N and Marsland A (1988): The accuracy of manual diagnosis for cervical zygapophysial joint pain syndromes.
The right transverse process is complete and extends beyond the zygapophysial lateral margin.
Laurent, "Prevalence and clinical features of lumbar zygapophysial joint pain: a study in an Australian population with chronic low back pain," Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, vol.