The spine is a beautiful structure. Vertebrae stack on top of each other and allow us to move and flex throughout our day. But what happens when the structure of the spine begins to break down? Facet joint syndrome is a back pain condition that can make even the simplest tasks challenging. Here’s what you should know.

What Is Facet Joint Syndrome?

Each vertebra in the spine – all 33 of them – are connected to their neighbors above and below by facet joints. These facet joints are responsible for both flexibility and stabilit