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Spinal Joint and Other Bony Pain

There are a large number of joints between the various bones (vertebrae) of the spinal column, as discussed in the page on "the structure of the spine".  Just as with any other joint, these can develop wear and tear or other problems which can contribute to back pain.  

Various types of joint pain may lead to back pain:

 

  

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