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ligamentum flavum redundancy

A 83-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
42 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Support: the ligametum flavin are thick "yellow" ligaments that add support for the spine. They may thicken as we age or streets them. If you are not having ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Pressure source: This would be a pressure source on the nerves and tissue around the infolding possibly causing pain or numbness.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
18 years experience Neurosurgery
Degeneration: Hypertropy of the facets and ligamentum flavum refers to the expansion of these structures in the setting of degeneration. These can cause stenosis (n ... Read More
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Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Facet Arthropathy: Could be facet arthropathy/arthritis. There are joints in the spine where the bones articulate and can develop bone spurs and cause the clicking wit ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jayshree Chander
31 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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
36 years experience Neurology
Sounds like an MRI: report. Degenerative changes in one of the discs between the vertebrae plus some changes noted in a segment of one of ligaments that runs up and down ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Changes in the spine: As gravity wields its unwavering downward and compressive force against the soft tissue components of our spine many of us begin to experience the MRI ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
24 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Thoracic spine: It means that there is a small amount of narrowing around the spinal cord (the thecal sac) due to some early arthritis from the little joints behind ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Early degeneration: It is a degenerative condition that affects your spine motion segment, which consists of a disc and two facet joints at each level. When a disc ages ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Levoscoliosis: is a curvature of the spine to the left. The other findings you mention are related to mild degenerative arthritis of the facet joints of the spine.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Nerve crowding: Your nerve crowding is caused by multiple common benign degenerative changes in your back

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