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Lumbar Facet Syndrome

The facet is a joint located just behind the intervertebral discs and surrounded by a capsule. When degeneration or inflammation occurs, both are the source of your pain. Pain generally increases at the end of the day due to excessive vertebral movements. Over the long term, low back pain can cause wear on the affected joints while increasing pain.

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Predictive medicine

Medicine that links medical knowledge with data to predict a patient’s potential health problems. Examples include artificial intelligence and genetics.