bilateral facet and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy

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Dr. Atif Haque answered:

What is bilateral facet and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy?

Degeneration

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Hypertropy of the facets and ligamentum flavum refers to the expansion of these structures in the setting of degeneration. These can cause stenosis (narrowing) with compromise of the nerves going to the legs, as well as back pain.
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What is neural forminal hypertrophic vhanges of the ligamentum flavum bilataterally bulging of intervertebral disc and facet arthropathy?

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Not enough space here to write. If you google these things, you will find nice pictures to explain it all. Foramen is the "hole" in the bone where your nerve roots exit. Facets are the joints that hold vertebrae together. Ligamentum Flavum is a ligament within the bones that runs down the spinal canal. All of these problems you mention can lead to back pain and nerve related pain.
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In laymen term what is "there is left T-2-T3 and T3-T-4 facet disease and ligamentum flavum prominence that affects the postlateral margin of calsac?

Facet changes

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The facet joints are positioned in the spine like wheels of a tricycle. The front wheel is the disc, the facets the two smaller wheels in back. In the center, seat area, is the spinal cord. Arthritic changes cause the facet joints to narrow or spur, and the sheet of ligament near them to thicken. In a single word, this indicates "arthritis."
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What is bilateral facet and ligamentous hypertrophy?

Facet Ligament hyper

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The process of degeneration in the back part of the spinal canal. The joint (facet) breaks down and will increase (hypertrophy) in size. This is a normal aging process is most spines. If the enlargement compresses nerves, leg pain may clinically be present.
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Dr. Neil Ellis answered:

What should I do about L5-s1 mild bilateral facet arthropathy & hypertrophy?

Interventional Pain

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See an interventional pain physician. Radiofrequency lesioning has good results for facet arthropathy.
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What is the prognosis for lumbar stenosis with bulging discs at L4/L5 and L3/L4 with spinal cord effacement and bilateral facet joint hypertrophy.

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Facet hypertrophy is a common change as people age; the amount of joint enlargement is more important than the fact that it is present. Stenosis is an issue if it is symptomatic. Weight control and exercise can help. Surgery can help in cases that don't respond to other treatment. The spinal cord usually ends at L1-2, so if it truly goes down to L5, there are other issues that need to be addressed
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Disc desiccation,bilateral facet hypertrophy,min. spondylosis,flatening of thecal sac and bilateral neural foramina at L4-L5. Can it cause goosebumps?

No

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No relationship between the described findings and the goosebumps !
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Treatments for hypertrophy flavum in facet joints ?

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Treatment depends upon your symptoms and where your true pathology is. You seem young to have symptoms of spinal stenosis, which is characterized by what you relate your problem is. Consrtvative care is the mainstay, so check with your doctor what is beat for you.
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Dr. Audie Rolnick answered:

Mri lumbar spine... there is mild facet hypertrophy of L4- L5 and L5-S1 bilaterally.. Impression: mild facet of L4-L5 and L5-S1. pkease explain..

Normal

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nothing to worry about . essentially normal finding . usually won't cause big problems
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I got an mri 8yearsago. finding are ... there is mild hypertrophy of l4-l5 and l5-s1 bilaterally. -Impression: mild facet arthropathy same spots..

Mild arthritis

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Abnormal MRI scans are more the norm, actually. As we age, just like wrinkles of the skin, the disks and joints of the back age and will show signs of arthritis. This does not mean pain. The vast majority of people with abnormal findings, in fact, are asymptomatic. In the absence of pain, really nothing further to do. These findings I would consider fairly normal for age.
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