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facet hypertrophy lumbar spine

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 in 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 in 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 in 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 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: The findings on your MRI can be associated with back pain and even pain running into the leg. There are many non surgical options including medicatio ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience in Neurosurgery
Joints of the spine: The facets of the spine are part of the system of joints of the spine. If you think of the back of the spine where there are portions that line up lik ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pain in the low back: Spine vertebra look like a dense circle of bone with an Eiffel Tower sitting atop. Spinal cord lies between the legs of the tower, and discs sit over ... Read More
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Dr. Roger Frankel
28 years experience in Neurosurgery
Arthritis: Facet arthroplasty is degenerative changes in the spine usually due to aging. It should have nothing to do with abdominal pain.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
PainManagementPT&: If you had not good response to PT,Pain Maagement including Facet Point Injections or Epidural Injecions than surgery may be the only choice You have ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
These findings are: all part of the spectrum of degenerative arthritis. The facets are small joints between the posterior parts of successive vertebral bodies. Foramina ... Read More
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