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What is facet hypertrophy and uncovertebral hypertrophy?

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Facet hypertrophy is when the spine's facet joints enlarge and degenerate causing stiffness, discomfort, pain, mobility issues, or hunched back. Unconvertebral hypertrophy is when the unconvertebral joints in the cervical spine develop osteophytes or bone spurs that can cause pain, compression, bone loss, or degeneration of discs.
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What is facet hypertrophy?

Background/Anatomy The spine has 23 total pairs (46) of facet joints located at the back or rear portion of the spinal column. These are special gliding joints that are made

What is uncovertebral joint hypertrophy what is the cause?

The uncovertebral joints are in the neck between C3 - C7. These  joints are where the discs meet. Hypertrophy in these joints means  that an unusually high number of bone sp

What is the Hypertrophy?

Hypertrophy is the enlargement of an organ or tissue from theincrease in size of its cells..

Can Facet Joint Hypertrophy be caused by a car accident?

If the purport of this question is to determine liability for an accident may I suggest that the question be [ properly] directed not to a lawyer put to an expert orthopaedic