A member asked:

My mri shows uncinate and foramenal hypertrophy in the cervical spine. what is this and does it require surgery?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

Degenerative changes: These changes refers to degenerative changes in the cervical spine. Surgery or not depending on your symptoms, severity of the degenerative changes & outcome expectations. Mri findings alone do not dictate the need for surgery. Please consult with your dr.

Answered 4/23/2018



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