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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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What does all this mean? C2-3 small disk osteophyte complex with ventral thecal sac deformity. C4-5 disk osteophyte complex with ventral cord flattening. C 5-6 Facet arthropathy and uncovertebral hypertrophy is severe right neural foraminal stenosis. Face

Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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What does all this mean? C2-3 small disk osteophyte complex with ventral thecal sac deformity. C4-5 disk osteophyte complex with ventral cord flattening. C 5-6 Facet arthropathy and uncovertebral hypertrophy is severe right neural foraminal stenosis. Face

Degenerative: Basically refers to degenerative (aging) changes of the spine. Disk/osteophyte refers to bone spur and/or disc protrusion, and facet/uncovertebral hypertrophy refers to arthritis of the joints at the back part (facets) and sides (uncovertebral) of the vertebrae. Ventral thecal sac deformity and ventral cord flattening refer to slight pressure on the spinal cord. Stenosis refers to pinched nerve. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Prem Gupta
Board Certified, neurology
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What does an MRI with a large posterior disc osteophyte complex that effaces the ventral CSF and flattens left hemi-cord diameter of 6mm mean?

Dr. Prem Gupta
Board Certified, neurology
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What does an MRI with a large posterior disc osteophyte complex that effaces the ventral CSF and flattens left hemi-cord diameter of 6mm mean?

Arthritis in neck: Due to osteo arthritis of facet joints of vertebral bodies and thinning and herniation of disc backwards, there can be compression of spinal cord. Its significance depends on the symptoms and signs on examination of patient. See a neurologist or neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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What does it mean when MRI report say c4c5 facet arthrosis and posterior disc osteophyte complex resulting in mild effacement of the thecal sac?

Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
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What does it mean when MRI report say c4c5 facet arthrosis  and posterior disc osteophyte complex resulting in mild effacement of the thecal sac?

Back trouble!: Depends on your symptoms whether just a finding or a cause of trouble. C- is cervical-neck 4-5 of the usual C1-7! Osteophytes are bony prominences from arthritis and changes. Thecal is sac around nerves and cord. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
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What does this mean..there is degeneration of the t12/l1 with a posterior disc osteophyte displacing the conus medullaris posteriorly?

Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
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What does this mean..there is degeneration of the t12/l1 with a posterior disc osteophyte displacing the conus medullaris posteriorly?

There is : degenerative arthritic change at the T12-L1 spinal level, the junction of the thoracic and lumbar spine. Disc protrusion or bulge and osteophyte(arthritic bony overgrowth) are extending into the spinal canal and pushing or compressing the conus(the lower part of the spinal cord). ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
45 years in practice
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Can a posterior disc syndesmophytes cervical be misdiagnosed as a osteophyte on a MRI without dye?

Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
45 years in practice
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Can a posterior disc syndesmophytes cervical be misdiagnosed as a osteophyte on a MRI without dye?

Yes, MRI spine is go: Mri of spine is a good test, dye is not important for getting a clear answer here. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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Mildannular bulges with broad based posterior disc protrusion from C4-5 to C6-7 levels indenting thecal sac without significant nerve root compression?

Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
11 years in practice
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Age Appropriate: These are age appropriate degenerative findings on MRI. Does not indicate any treatment is needed. We don't treat MRI, we treat the patient. So if you are having symptoms, you spine specialist will examine you, and review your images, and reach a diagnosis of what is actually causing your symptoms, and then direct treatment to those pathologies. Goodluck. ...Read more

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Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Board Certified, Neurology
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Mild broad-based posterior disc protrusion at l5-s1 but no nerve root comprression doc says not be causing my pain what else could case my pain?

Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Board Certified, Neurology
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Mild broad-based posterior disc protrusion at l5-s1 but no nerve root comprression doc says not be causing my pain what else could case my pain?

Your back is chock: full of layers of muscles, ligaments, joints, etc. Any problem area can lead to radiating pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael McFadden
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Back pain for 10 months. MRI last week showed, mild broad-based posterior disc protrusion at l5-s1 but no nerve root comprression.Whats best treatment?

Dr. Michael McFadden
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
21 years in practice
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More info. needed: I often tell my patients the following. If I (metaphorically) pull 10 people off the street, at random, who don't have back related problems, and have them get an MRI of their lumbar spine, > 5 of the 10 will have 1 or small 'imperfections' in their disc appearance(s). In your case the strong probability is that the noted finding on your MRI has no relationship to the cause of your back pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kent
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
7 years in practice
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Broad based disc osteophyte complexes at levels c3-c7, efface the dural sac.Mild reversal of curvature.Conservative treatment hasn't helped..Severe pain? Please help! only 28yo. Ultrasound tech.

Dr. Robert Kent
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Injections w/ PT: Sorry to hear about your pain. If conservative treatment had already failed, i would consider epidural steroid injections along with physical therapy. It may free you up to get more out of pt. Avoid high velocity manipulation w those osteophytes. Also avoid surgery as long as possible. If epidural does not help at all, may be facet related, blocks with subsequent rfa may benefit from well. ...Read more

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