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Please explain.Spinal stenosis and neural foraminal stenosis, inferior cervical spine due to posteriordisc osteophyten complex formation, uncovertebral?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in 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 bump in the lower part of the neck going across the canal where the cord is extending into the neural foramen where the spinal nerves exit the canal . Uncovertebral refers to small joints that are arthritic in the neck contributing to the "speed bump.".
Answered on Apr 2, 2018
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