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The Rehabilitation Medicine Center of New York offers virtual meetings via Doxy Telemedicine services. Now you can virtualy speak with your provider without traveling to our offices. For more information please call our offices to schedule a virtual appointment.

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Call:  212-619-2610

Please note: Face masks are requiredWe are only treating patients who have had work, auto, or other types of accidents. We do not treat COVID-19 patients.

Rehabilitation Medicine Center of New York

NYC Locations: 80 Maiden Lane | Park Ave
212-619-2610

Rehabilitation Medicine Center of New York

New York City Locations | 80 Maiden Lane | Park Ave | 212-619-2610

Rehabilitation Medicine Center of New York
Rehabilitation Medicine Center of New York

Authorized by the New York Workers’ Compensation Board

Facet Joints

Spinal facet joints are like other joints in your body.  Each joint is surrounded by a capsule of connective tissue and synovial fluid that nourishes and lubricates the joint.  Cartilage coats the joint’s surfaces helping each joint to smoothly move (articulate).

Medial branch nerves carry pain away from the facet joint.

Two facet joints are located at the back (posterior) of each vertebral body.  Facet joints join two vertebrae creating a motion segment.  Intervertebral disc height and spinal ligaments help keep the joint stable, aid motion and prevent excessive forward (hyperflexion) and backward (hyperextension) motion.  Whiplash is a common type of hyperflexion/hyperextension injury.