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can you tell me what is bilateral facet joint effusions

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Khounganian
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Arthritis: Joints in the spine are similar to joints in the rest of the body. When they degenerate due to arthritis they become fluid filled. That fluid is ref ... Read More

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Findings: The joints of your vertebrae are formed by projections from the top of one vertebrae above to the one below. For you the joints have fluid from 3rd l ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Khounganian
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Arthritic jonts: It is referring to the facet joints of the spine. Each level of the spine is connected by a disc in between the vertebrae and two facet joints. Just ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Back Pain: It is a term relating pain coming from the l5/s1 facet joints. The diagnosis was probably given due to arthritic changes of those joints. To treat an ... Read More
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slosar
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Inflammation: It is usually seen after a whiplash injury and causes neck pain. Chiropractic treatment or physical therapy can be useful if it persists. Occasional ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
A shot: Cortisone like medicine or anesthetic (numbing) medicine is injected (shot into) the joint or around the nerve going to the joint. The most accurate m ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Small joint in neck: The facet joints are small joints (two bone with a layer of cartilage where the two meet). The size is roughly the size of the finger nail on the litt ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Facet joints: Are the joints that articulate on the backside of the vertebrae and can become fairly arthritic. The medial branch nerves innervate them and blocking ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Sure: I think of them a the knuckle joints of the spine two facet joints and one disc make up a spinal motion segment they sre the joints that connect the s ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Small joints: They are small joints (places where two bones touch; the touching surfaces have a smooth layer of cartilage, lubricated by joint fluid). They occur th ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Synovial joints: Pivot joints synovial small.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal anatomy term: Parenchyma refers to healthy kidney tissue on the outer rim of the kidney. This is not a disease. It is an anatomy term
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
In: Your spine and vertebra, there are joints called facets on either side, these over years have degenerated leading to bony hypertrophy.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Ndeto
44 years experience Anesthesiology
New bone growth.: Facet disease refers to inflammation of the small facet joints along the vertebra column while osteophytosis refers to formation of new and immature b ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Have it evaluated.: Your pain can be due to a fracture, gout, infection, or due to ligament, cartilage, or other bone abnormalities. Have it evaluated by a professional ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
31 years experience Pathology
Inflamed and calcifi: Retropharyngeal calcific tendinitis is, or acute calcific prevertebral tendonitis a rare disease. The disease is a result of calcium hydroxyapatite de ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
A phase: We conceive that ms starts with inflammatory attack on the central nervous system, followed by a less intensive but gradually deteriorating process wh ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Wear ; tear of the -: End part of the supraspinatus tendon (sst) due to minor repetitive traumas to the shoulder over years ; years. These are the earlier stages before a ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Semantics: Bad name, as misleading. It usually refers to osteoarthritis, which is often a disorder in need of treatment. Sometimes applied to vertebral overgro ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: Pain, stiffness, grinding or cracking on motion.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
53 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Disc not intact: Disc protusion means that the soft part of your disc is bulging through an ares of weakness of the tough outer layer.
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