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 (zĭg′ə-pŏf′ĭ-sĭs, zī′gə-)
n. pl. zyg·a·poph·y·ses (-sēz′)
One of two usually paired processes of the neural arch of a vertebra that articulates with corresponding parts of adjacent vertebrae.

zyg′ap·o·phys′e·al, zyg′ap·o·phys′i·al (zĭg′ăp-ə-fĭz′ē-əl, zī′găp-) adj.
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(ˌzɪɡəˈpɒfɪsɪs; ˌzaɪɡə-)
n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1. (Anatomy) anatomy zoology one of several processes on a vertebra that articulates with the corresponding process on an adjacent vertebra
2. (Zoology) anatomy zoology one of several processes on a vertebra that articulates with the corresponding process on an adjacent vertebra
[C19: from zygo- + apophysis]
zygapophyseal, zygapophysial adj
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(ˌzɪg əˈpɒf ə sɪs, ˌzaɪ gə-)

n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
one of the four processes of a vertebra, occurring in pairs that interlock each vertebra with the vertebrae above and below.
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These include spinal interventions such as Epidural Steroid Injections (ESI), zygapophysial joint intraarticular injections, nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation, and spinal cord neuromodulation.
When conservative treatment fails, interventional pain management methods, including injection of local anesthetics and corticosteroid at the location of great occipital nerve (GON), intraarticular/medial branch corticosteroid injection (C2-3, C3-4 zygapophysial joints, medial branches of the C3 and C4 dorsal rami), radiofrequency ablation (RFA), occipital nerve stimulation, epidural steroid injections, and surgical treatment are other options for the treatment of CH (5,6).
Percutaneous puncture of zygapophysial joint synovial cyst with fluoroscopic guidance.
The ability of computed tomography to identify a painful zygapophysial joint in patients with chronic low back pain.
Boswell, "Management of lumbar zygapophysial (facet) joint pain," World Journal of Orthopaedics, vol.
Bogduk, "Chronic cervical zygapophysial joint pain after whiplash.
The [C.sub.2]-[C.sub.3] zygapophysial and atlantoaxial joints are believed to be primary causes for CeH and the [C.sub.2] nerve may be more susceptible to injury by aseptic inflammation or compression than the other structures [3].
It is also important to note that OA-related changes in zygapophysial joint hyaline articular cartilage may be different from age-related changes.
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.
The effect of repeated zygapophysial joint radiofrequency neurotomy on pain, disability, and improvement duration.