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Doctor insights on: Abnormal Lateral Curvature Of The Spine

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Lateral curvature of the spine is called what?

Lateral curvature of the spine is called what?

Describes: An idiopathic scoliosis is not just a curve or lateral bend of the spine but a twisting or coiling or rotation of the spine that leads to a curvature just like coiling or twisting a rope. In this case, the "curvature" is appearing as a lateral type. There are other types of scoliosis including but not limited to: spasmodic, congenital and neurogenic ...Read more

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Xr lumbar spine there is some irregularity of the inferior end plate L5 increased sclerosis of the articular processes throughout the lumbar spine, ?

Xr lumbar spine there is some irregularity of the inferior end plate L5 increased sclerosis of the articular processes throughout the lumbar spine, ?

Fairly common: Description for imaging by age 30 relating more to age relatd degenerative changes particularly at the lower two disc spaces ascwell as involving the small joints or articular processes of the back with two facet joints found at each disc level. This can be further affcted if one smokes ;/or obese. Genetics also play a role while ther is mixed data as to other possible environmental causes. ...Read more

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"Xr lumbar spine there is some irregularity of the inferior end plate L5 increased sclerosis of the articular processes throughout the lumbar spine, ?"

"Xr lumbar spine there is some irregularity of the inferior end plate L5 increased sclerosis of the articular processes throughout the lumbar spine, ?"

Varies : Increased sclerosis on the articular processes throughout the spine is another way to say you have diffuse arthritic changes in you spine. The end plate irregularity is harder to say without seeing the film, it can also represent a change seen in arthritis, but can also represent a fracture or even be seen in an infection of the vertebrae. You should see your doctor to go through it with you. ...Read more

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What are the abnormal curvatures of the spine?

What are the abnormal curvatures of the spine?

There are several: Known as scoliosis, kyphosis or lordosis. In certain regions of the spine there are normal ranges of kyphosis or lordosis but a scoliosis is not normal ; can occur from several reasons. There can be abnormal degrees of kyphosis or lordosis that can be associated with each other ; scoliosis. The sway in the lower back is a lordosis and roundness of chest is kyphosis. Coiling of spine is scoliosis. ...Read more

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What is an excessive lateral curvature of the spine?

What is an excessive lateral curvature of the spine?

Scoliosis: Scoliosis is the lateral curving of the spine. An indication for fusion is typically ~60+ degrees. ...Read more

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My MRI report say this: levoconvex curvature of the lumbar spine. The spinal cord terminates at the inferior aspect of the t12 vertebral body.Meaning?

My MRI report say this: levoconvex curvature of the lumbar spine. The spinal cord terminates at the inferior aspect of the t12 vertebral body.Meaning?

Doctor speak: We need to sound smart. It basically means a bit of a scoliosis i the lower spine with the apex of the curve pointed to the left. The spinal cord is ending at the bottom of the last thoracic vertebrae, which isn't to far from normal. Speak to your doctor and they can likely go over the actual films with you and show you what they mean. ...Read more

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What is normal curvature of the spine?

What is normal curvature of the spine?

Three: Cervical lordosis, thoracic kyphosis, and lumbar lordosis. This provide a balanced erect spine. ...Read more

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What does levoconvex curvature of the lower thoracic and lumbar spine mean?

What does levoconvex curvature of the lower thoracic and lumbar spine mean?

Means direction: It means which side the spine is curved .' Levo ' means left ' Dextro ' means towards right . Good Luck ...Read more

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What does fibrillation of the articular cartilage posteriorly at the level of the lateral plateau, abnormal posterior horn of lateral meniscus mean?

What does fibrillation of the articular cartilage posteriorly at the level of the lateral plateau, abnormal posterior horn of lateral  meniscus mean?

Arthitis: Arthritis at metacarpo-phlangeal joint in the most common type of arthritis we see in middle age people causing pain in the base of the thumb. ...Read more

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SPECT of the spine shows moderate increased uptake in the anterior aspect of +/- L3 and in the thoracic vertebrae. What does this mean?

It means that: those areas of the bone have more metabolic activity than adjacent normal bone. It has to be interpreted in the context of the distribution of activity, your clinical history, and possibly other imaging studies, because based on limited nonspecific info, it could mean anything from trauma to arthritis to metastatic disease. Talk to your doc about the results. ...Read more

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What causes straightening of the curvature in the neck?

What causes straightening of the curvature in the neck?

Muscle spasm: Commonly, muscle spasms may cause your neck to straighten. If there has been injury or arthritis of the vertebrae of the neck then the bony problem may be contributing to the straightening, . ...Read more

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What does an abnormal focal region of signal abnormality associated with the articular surface of the medial tibial plateau, posteriorly mean?

What does an abnormal focal region of signal abnormality associated with the articular surface of the medial tibial plateau, posteriorly mean?

Contusion?: There is a question as how was it injured or was there any trauma. The signal flair may be a bony contusion or could represent an occult fracture review this with your physician. ...Read more

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Describe anatomy of the spine and spinal cord?

Describe anatomy of the spine and spinal cord?

Hmmm: Can't be described in 400 characters. Probably can't be appropriately described in a 400 page text book. There are 7 cervical vertebrae, 12 rib bearing thoracic vertebrae, 5 non-rib bearing lumbar vertebrae (there are normal variants to these by the way) .There are 5 fused sacral vertebrae, and usually 3 vestigial coccygeal bones. The spinal cord extends from the brain down to about l1/l2, and.... ...Read more

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What does neutral position lateral subluxation of the patella approximately 6mm mean? What is spur formation of the lateral facet mean?

What does neutral position lateral subluxation of the patella approximately 6mm mean? What is spur formation of the lateral facet mean?

Hard 2 explain as --: -neutral does not give me any idea what that position is. also was it a Merchant's view, or the knee straight or flexed? give a little more info & will B glad 2 help, ...Read more

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Mri done on my right knee the findings of the MRI state there is some abnormal morphology of the anterior horn lateral meniscus near meniscal root?

Mri done on my right knee the findings of the MRI state there is some abnormal morphology of the anterior horn lateral meniscus near meniscal root?

Lateral meniscus: Hard to fully say without seeing the actual MRI image. There are many anatomical variants. It may just be a degenerative anterior horn lateral meniscus or a possible tear. ...Read more

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What is straightening of the normal cervical lordosis?

What is straightening of the normal cervical lordosis?

Lordosis: Normally the neck area, or cervical spine, has a curve where the middle part bends out toward the front of the body. The xray here shows a loss of some of that normal curve. Losing this curve can be caused by many things including poor posture, neck muscle strain or osteoporosis. The most common cause is muscle strain often from bending over a computer. A chiropractor can help correct this. ...Read more

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