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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahmood Pazirandeh
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: yes, it is unusual. One has to look for other causes of metabolic bone disease or endocrine disease of parathyroid diabetes or malformation of the adj ... Read More

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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends on symptoms: Multiple level degenerative changes at a young age need careful disgnostics and evaluation. Need to know target symptoms, these findings can be asymp ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Degenerative changes: As the spine ages the intervertebral disks can provide less stability. This causes more pressure on the facet articulations at the back of each verteb ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Aging changes: Disc desiccation refers to loss of water content in the discs as a result of aging. Facet hypertrophy is degenerative arthritis of the joints between ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Decreased space: The spinal cord passes through a "tunnel" in the bone. With arthritis, disc bulging, and overgrowth of surrounding ligaments, the spine cord can be ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let us help: Lumbar stenosis, the spinal nerve roots in the lower back are compressed, or choked, and this can produce symptoms of sciatica -- tingling, weakness o ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Facet injections!: Although i used to give them, studies by deyo, et al, and others more recently, have shown little benefit over a systemic steroid injection. The inje ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Liu
19 years experience Neurosurgery
Arthritis.: It is a relatively normal finding in the spine as we age. Sometimes, bone spur formation can put pressure on nearby nerves and pinch them, causing lot ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Joint degeneration: There is a pair on joints, one right, one left, to the side of the spinal canal (the channel for the nerves to and from the legs). They are behind the ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gary Greenly
36 years experience Family Medicine
Unfortunately....no: As an osteopathic physician, whose practice includes "manipulative therapy, " it is my opinion that spinal stenosis is not correctable with any form o ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes and no: Scoliosis and osteoarthritis, including degenerative discs, are related. Fibromyalgia is not directly related to the other issues.
A female asked:
Dr. Jayshree Chander
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
Definition: Ligamentum flavum hypertrophy means enlargement of the tough band of tissue that connects two bones of the spine. Multilevel indicates that this is ha ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends: Where they inject and how much relief you get depends on what is causing the pain. Discuss this with your pain mgmt doctor.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adolfo Ramirez-zamora
12 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 female asked:
Dr. Erin Robertson
18 years experience General Practice
Ouch! What's your...: question? The pathology that picked up sure could cause massive pain. How old are you? Your best bet is to go on the attack, in a multi-pronged aggres ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
DDD=arthritis: Arthritis/spondylosis of the disc is ddd. Like wrinkles of skin, ddd happens to everyone to some degree. It starts to be evident on MRI late teens and ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Signs of Arthritis: What you relate are signs of arthritis radiographically speaking. I'd've expected this type of picture more from an older person or one who suffered ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Stenosis is a term: Reflecting when the space available to spinal nerves or cord is too small- in this case due to bone spur &disc herniation combo like a large speed bum ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Osteoarthritis: These findings indicate the presence of osteoarthritis of the spine caused by wear and tear and this is a common disorder of the spine. This is not a ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Potentially : A spondylolisthesis refers to a condition in which one vertebrae shifts forward on another. There are multiple potential causes. One cause can be de ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
36 years experience Pain Management
Herniated disc: Lumbar discs can herniate (slip) due to several reasons, main ones being lifting while bending down, sudden jerky motion etc. Usually if a disc does n ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marquart
39 years experience Neurosurgery
Degenerative changes: What you are describing are common degenerative changes in your cervical spine. The changes can cause pressure on the nerve roots in your neck and can ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Age: These are all common findings that can be found on cervical MRI in patients over 40. Usually related to aging and the natural degenerative process. ... Read More
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