There are 2 names in this directory beginning with the letter F.
The facet (say: FAS-it) joints (more properly called zygapophyseal joints) are the places where the vertebrae in the spine connect. They keep the vertebrae from moving too much as you flex, extend, and rotate the spine.
Fibromyalgia or Widespread Pain
Many chronic pain patients have more than one pain problem and may develop new pain as time goes on. In fact, some will develop widespread pain, which goes along with other symptoms related to hyperactivity in the nervous system. This constellation of symptoms is often called fibromyalgia (say: fie-bro-my-ALH-uh).