zygapophysial joints

zyg·a·po·phys·i·al joints

the synovial joints between zygapophyses or articular processes of the vertebrae.
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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.
Effects of side-posture positioning and side-posture adjusting on the lumbar zygapophysial joints as evaluated by magnetic resonance imaging: a before and after study with randomization.
Clinical features of patients with pain stemming from the lumbar zygapophysial joints.
The false-positive rate of uncontrolled diagnostic blocks of the lumbar zygapophysial joints.
The two posterior articular joints, the facet or zygapophysial joints, of the FSU are formed by the articulating joint surface orientations of the SAPs (posteromedially) and the inferior articular processes (IAPs) (anterolaterally) [13,34].
Efficacy and validity of radiofrequency neurotomy for chronic lumbar zygapophysial joint pain.
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.
Controlled zygapophysial joint blocks: the travesty of cost-effectiveness.
Zygapophysial joint blocks in chronic low back pain a test of Revel's model as a screening test.