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sclerosis and osteophyte formation

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Dr. Carol Hulett
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Spinal disease: Basically those terms describe changes in vertebrae that are affected by arthritis or degenerative changes. Facets are the small posterior joints at e ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelsey Phelps
9 years experience Family Medicine
Osteoarthritis: In simple terms, these are all signs of osteoarthritis, a chronic, degenerative, and common form of arthritis. Think of it as "wear and tear" of your ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angel Arturo Moya Marquez
Specializes in General Practice
Surgery: Depending on each case, the size of the osteophyte, the damage in the vertebrae and discs people can correct those defects with surgery. I recommend v ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Osteoarthritis: These are classical findings of osteoarthritis being spelled out by the radiologist. Osteoarthritis develops as we lose the cartilage that is not seen ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Divelbiss
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: unfortunately those radiographic changes are there to stay But that doesn't mean your symptoms won't get better
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Haglund
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Arthritic changes: In the spinal column arthritic changes show up as extra bony growth which can cause pressure on nerves and spasm of muscles...these are called spurs, ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Osteoarthritis: It describes osteoarthritis at that area of the spine.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Early degeneration: These are all findings seen in patients with early changes of degenerative arthritis of the spine, which affects about 30 percent of those over 35 and ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
13 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
SI joint: This is a radiographic description of your sacroiliac joint where your pelvis meets the spine. There are degenerative changes to this joint that may o ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
OA of knee: It means one has osteoarthritis of the knee.

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