Rated 4.6/5 based on 6 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: Bilateral Facet And Ligamentum Flavum Hypertrophy

Share
1

1
What is bilateral facet and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy?

What is bilateral facet and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy?

Degeneration: 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. ...Read more

Consult a doctor now ›
Dr. Robert Meislin
Board Certified
30 years in practice
481K people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue

Hypertrophy (Definition)

Hypertrophy is an increase in size of an organ or tissue, or a particular part of the body. Examples include muscle hypertrophy due to lifting weights, ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of a ventricle of the heart) due to high blood pressure or other heart disorders, or prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of ...Read more


Dr. Robert Meislin
Board Certified
30 years in practice
481K people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
4

4
What is lumbar hypertrophic disease in facet joints and thickening of the ligamentum flavum?Mild-moderate facet hypertrophy L3-S1,lig flav thick L3-L4

What is lumbar hypertrophic disease in facet joints and thickening of the ligamentum flavum?Mild-moderate facet hypertrophy L3-S1,lig flav thick L3-L4

It means there are: Degenerative changes occurring leading to enlargement of the small joints of the spine (2at each level ) along with degenerative enlargement of a ligament that connects each segment or level of the spine that could eventually lead to an overall narrowing of the spinal canal which may lead to a condition known as spinal stenosis. Smoking, being obese & a family hx of arthritis can accelerate it. ...Read more

Consult a doctor now ›
5

5
I have mild lumbar hypertrophic disease in the facet joints with ligamentum flavum thickening. Will it progress or can it be reversed?

I have mild lumbar hypertrophic disease in the facet joints with ligamentum flavum thickening. Will it progress or can it be reversed?

Progressive: This is a progressive condition. It is unusual for a 27 years old to develop significant degenerative disease. There may be mechanical factors like scoliosis, leg length discrepency or abnormalities of the joints of the lower limbs. A physiatrist or experienced physical therapist may be able to help. ...Read more

Consult a doctor now ›
6

6
What is neural forminal hypertrophic vhanges of the ligamentum flavum bilataterally bulging of intervertebral disc and facet arthropathy?

What is neural forminal hypertrophic vhanges of the ligamentum flavum bilataterally bulging of intervertebral disc and facet arthropathy?

Anatomy: 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. ...Read more

Consult a doctor now ›
Dr. Robert Meislin
Board Certified
30 years in practice
481K people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
7

7
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?

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: 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.". ...Read more

Consult a doctor now ›
8

8
What does bilateral ligamentum flavum infolding mean?

What does bilateral ligamentum flavum infolding mean?

Pressure source: This would be a pressure source on the nerves and tissue around the infolding possibly causing pain or numbness. ...Read more

Consult a doctor now ›
9

9
My MRI showed ligamentum flavum redundancy. What is this in lay terms?

My MRI showed ligamentum flavum redundancy. What is this in lay terms?

Support: the ligametum flavin are thick "yellow" ligaments that add support for the spine. They may thicken as we age or streets them. If you are not having symptoms then most leave them. But with pain and symptoms they can cause a narrowing of the spinal canal ...Read more

Consult a doctor now ›
10

10
What is diffuse disc bulge, central protrusion with annular fissure, ligamentum flavum thickening?

What is diffuse disc bulge, central protrusion with annular fissure, ligamentum flavum thickening?

Aging changes: MRI results of the spine often sound terrible, when in fact they represent what we already know....that you are over 45 and your back hurts. What you really want to know from MRI results is if there are any abnormalities which correspond to your specific location and type of pain, which are likely to benefit from having surgery. Speak to your surgeon about his or her interpretation of the films ...Read more

Consult a doctor now ›

Facet (Definition)

Facet joints are places on the spinal bones where two bones actually meet and articulate. Many times arthritis or inflammation can arise ...Read more


Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Robert Meislin
Board Certified, sports medicine
30 years in practice
481K people helped
Continue
68,000 doctors available
Find us on Facebook