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bilateral facet degenerative changes

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: S1 nerve impingement (at the L5 – s1 level) from a herniated disc may cause loss of the ankle reflex and/or weakness in ankle push off (patients canno ... Read More
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Dr. Zachariah George
15 years experience Neurosurgery
Arthritis : This means that you have a degenerated disc (l5/s1 disc level) that is bulging in the center. Also states other arthritic changes such as the joint ( ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Early stenosis: Age appropriate degenerative chanhges at the lowest movable level of your spine these are minimal changes and may be asymptomatic in many people.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
35 years experience Neurosurgery
Back pain: You are describing low back arthritis in terms of an MRI of the lumbar spine. Low back pain can be generated from degenerated or torn discs, nerve imp ... Read More
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Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adolfo Ramirez-zamora
13 years experience Neurology
No: A functional study like electromyography and nerve conduction studies testing the actual function of the nerves is more accurate.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
35 years experience Neurosurgery
Low back pain: The low back pain that you describe is arthritis of the lumbar joints. The most common levels affected in the low back are between the l3/4 and l4/5 l ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Masson
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Disc failure: It implies that the disc is deteriorated at the intervertebral level putting additional stress on the joints of the spine, the facets. If all conserv ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
35 years experience Neurosurgery
Back pain: Fluid in the facet joints is caused by inflammation of the joint. The degenerative changes of the spine and schmorl's nodes are typical of arthritis i ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes very much so!: The disk is the well known cause but arthritic spurs push the nerve against the bone, or thickened ligaments or against a bulging disk (not necessaril ... Read More
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Dr. Anthony Depalma
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Arthritis: Degenerative changes in the spine which seem chronic. I am assuming this is an MRI finding which does not necessarily correlate with back pain or pred ... Read More

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