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lumbar facet joint (s) (noun), lumbar facet joints
Any of the four projections that link one vertebra of the spine to an adjacent vertebra: Lumbar facet joints are increasingly held responsible for low back aches.

The lumbar facet joints are subjected to continuous stresses throughout life and by degeneration, reactive remodeling, and hypertrophy (enlargement); all of which can affect the joints.

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