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Whats bilateral lumbar facet injection?

Whats bilateral lumbar facet injection?

For Back Pain: Lumbar facet injections are meant to be diagnostic and not therapeutic to see if the facets are the cause of back pain. They should always be done under fluoroscopic guidance and pain always should be recorded on a scale for 6 hours following the procedure. If greater than 50% relief for at least six hours this proves facet mediated pain and a rhizotomy may be indicated for longer lasting relief. ...Read more

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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


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What is C3-C4 mild bilateral uncovertebral arthosis, C5-C6 bilateteral uncovertebral arthosis L1-L2 minor facet arthosis?

What is C3-C4 mild bilateral uncovertebral arthosis, C5-C6 bilateteral uncovertebral arthosis  L1-L2 minor facet arthosis?

Spinal column joints: The uncovertebral joints occur between the uncinate process of the vertebra above and the uncus of the vertbra below in the cervical spinal column (C3-C7). The facet joints stabilize the spinal motion segment, protecting it from excessive anterior shear forces and flexion and rotation. Arthrosis in this context likely refers to mild "wear and tear" changes in the joints, probably from age. ...Read more

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Mri: moderate disc protrusion l5,annular tear,moderate facet joint hypertrophy entire lumbar spine,grade1 spondylolisthsis l5,L1L2 and L5S1 spur, bad?

Mri: moderate disc protrusion l5,annular tear,moderate facet joint hypertrophy entire lumbar spine,grade1 spondylolisthsis l5,L1L2 and L5S1 spur, bad?

Depends on symptoms: Multiple level degenerative changes at a young age need careful disgnostics and evaluation. Need to know target symptoms, these findings can be asymptomatic. ...Read more

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What is multilevel facet degenerative hypertrophy?

What is multilevel facet degenerative hypertrophy?

Arthritis.: It is a relatively normal finding in the spine as we age. Sometimes, bone spur formation can put pressure on nearby nerves and pinch them, causing lots of pain, weakness, or numbness. If you are concerned, speak to your physician. ...Read more

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Can a unilateral pars fracture and facet arthrosis w/hypertrophy cause spondylisthesis?

Can a unilateral pars fracture and facet arthrosis w/hypertrophy cause spondylisthesis?

Potentially : A spondylolisthesis refers to a condition in which one vertebrae shifts forward on another. There are multiple potential causes. One cause can be degenerative, as noted in the degenerative changes in your facet joint. Another type is called "isthmic" which requires a bilateral pars defect to occur. ...Read more

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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

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Bilateral knee pain, arthritis?

Bilateral knee pain, arthritis?

Possibly: Bilateral knee pain is most often related to arthritis but occasionally bursitis or tendinitis can be responsible. The only way to know is to have the knees evaluated and x rays done. ...Read more

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What do "broad based posterior spurring", "disc osteophyte complex" "mod. bilateral foraminal narrowing" degenerative endplate uptake" mean?

What do "broad based posterior spurring", "disc osteophyte complex" "mod. bilateral foraminal narrowing" degenerative endplate uptake"  mean?

OSTEOARTHRITIS: "DEGENERATIVE" arthritis (Wear and Tear) of the spine is most likely the reason for these x ray findings!~ There is treatment Consult with your PCP (Primary Care Provider) Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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L3-l4 minor degenerative facet change. No impingement. L4-l5 minor degenerative facet change. No impingement.L5-s1 bilateral degenerative facet change?

L3-l4 minor degenerative facet change. No impingement. L4-l5 minor degenerative facet change. No impingement.L5-s1 bilateral degenerative facet change?

Facet Arthropathy: Could be facet arthropathy/arthritis. There are joints in the spine where the bones articulate and can develop bone spurs and cause pain typically with extension. I would consider seeing a pain/spine specialist to see if facet injections or radiofrequency ablation would be helpful for you. While arthritis/arthropathy will not change, the pain can be reduced or eliminated. ...Read more

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Lumbar media branch vs facet joint?

Lumbar media branch vs  facet joint?

Depends: Where they inject and how much relief you get depends on what is causing the pain. Discuss this with your pain mgmt doctor. ...Read more

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What does multilevel ligamentum flavum hypertrophy and facet arthropathy mean?

What does multilevel ligamentum flavum hypertrophy and facet arthropathy mean?

Degenerative changes: OBernstein,

These are descriptive terms usually found in an MRI or CT report to characterize the condition of your spine. The ligamentum flavum helps connect spinal segments and overlies the spinal cord. The facet joints are in the posterior portion of the spinal column and can show degenerative changes like all other joints in the body. Facet joint issues are a common cause of back pain. ...Read more

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Lumbosacral spondylosis with disc degeneration, mild posterior disc bulge at l3-4level indenting thecal sac, lateral canals & neural foraminae, treatment?

Lumbosacral spondylosis with disc degeneration, mild posterior disc bulge at l3-4level indenting thecal sac, lateral canals & neural foraminae, treatment?

DDD=arthritis: Arthritis/spondylosis of the disc is ddd. Like wrinkles of skin, ddd happens to everyone to some degree. It starts to be evident on MRI late teens and early 20's, progressing with age. Ddd/arthritis does not = pain. So don't let the diagnosis bother you. Treatment is specific to the pain. If back pain, nonsurgical. Nsaids/tylenol, pt/core strength. For sciatica, above plus nerve root injections. ...Read more

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MY MRI: C2-C3-C4 -C5 mild bilateral facet arthropathy,.Disc bulge C5-C6,L2-L3 mild uncovertebral hypertrophy ,spinal meningeal cyst S2-S3. lots pain?

 MY MRI: C2-C3-C4 -C5 mild bilateral facet arthropathy,.Disc bulge C5-C6,L2-L3 mild uncovertebral hypertrophy ,spinal meningeal cyst S2-S3. lots  pain?

Not enough info: Your MRI finding in the cervical, lumbar and thoracic spine sound like typical MRI findings in middle age individuals. Neck and back pain are very common in your age group and can be seen with and without these findings. What you described does not mean you should or should not have pain. Moreover, not knowing where your pain is, it makes it harder to help you. ...Read more

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What is lumbar facet arthropathy?

What is  lumbar facet arthropathy?

Facet Arthropathy: Could be facet arthropathy/arthritis. There are joints in the spine where the bones articulate and can develop bone spurs and cause the clicking with pain typically with extension. I would consider seeing a pain/spine specialist to see if facet injections or radio frequency ablation would be helpful for you. ...Read more

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Is this serious? Hypertrophic degenerative findings of endplates and lower lumbar facet joints bilaterally

Is this serious?
Hypertrophic degenerative findings of endplates and lower lumbar facet joints bilaterally

Osteoarthritis: These findings indicate the presence of osteoarthritis of the spine caused by wear and tear and this is a common disorder of the spine. This is not a life threatening condition although chronic back discomfort may be seen from the osteoarthritis. Morning back stiffness is a common complaint with degenerative arthritis of the spine. ...Read more

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L4/l5,posterior disk bulge,central disc protrusion indenting thecal sac.Causing bilateral lateral recesses and lower segments bilateral neural foramin?

L4/l5,posterior disk bulge,central disc protrusion indenting thecal sac.Causing bilateral lateral recesses and lower segments bilateral neural foramin?

Report: You need to take the results in combination with the clinical findings. Ask the attending doctor to explain th findings in conjunction with your complaint ...Read more