When the joints that keep your vertebra together wear out, Degenerative facet syndrome occurs. This may cause movement limitation and flexibility problems.
It is presented as a result of the aging process, as with other degenerative conditions. The progression causes wear of the cartilage causing local inflammation and pain.
Degeneration may be present at any level, being most common in the neck and lower back due to weight and movement.
Pain could potentially become debilitating, making everyday chores difficult or hard to bare. Other causes may contribute to facet joint syndrome such as Trauma, fractures or sports injuries that cause inflammation of the facet joints.