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Broad Based Posterior Disc Osteophyte Complex
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
An ostophyte is often referred 2 as a spur. In thritis as in the knee the body knows u have pain so 2 try 2 lower the #/sg in of pressure it layes more bone down 2 increase the wt bearing surface, wee c these as osteophytes, same with the hands and feet. In the foot usually the great toe. It is soft bone so a hard bump 2 them and lead 2 a small fx of ...Read more
What do "broad based posterior spurring", "disc osteophyte complex" "mod. Bilateral foraminal narrowing" degenerative endplate uptake" mean?
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?
What does it mean when MRI report say c4c5 facet arthrosis and posterior disc osteophyte complex resulting in mild effacement of the thecal sac?
Is there a difference in symptoms from a POSTERIOR disc osteophyte C4-C5 vs a ANTERIOR osteophyte. Also normal for a young man in 20's? ThaNK YOU.
Yes, nerve pinching: A posterior osteophyte is a bony growth that is behind the vertebral disc, adjacent to the spinal nerve exit opening (foramen) and the facet joint. The posterior osteophyte can cause narrowing of the foramen, pinching the nerve. An anterior osteophyte is a bony grown in front of the disc where no nerve roots or joints are present; relatively benign. Atypical for a 20 something unless injured. ...Read more
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
Can a posterior disc syndesmophytes cervical be misdiagnosed as a osteophyte on a MRI without dye?
C2 /c3 minimal disc bulge / osteophyte complex. C3/c4 posterior disc bulge / osteophyte complex. C4/c5 posterior disc bulge early hypertrophy facet.
Is there a question?: Not clear if there is a question here. ...Read more
C6-C7 Broad based disc osteophyte complex with a superimposed focal central disc protrusion causing canal stenosis measuring 8.5mm. There is complete obliteration of the anterior posterior thecal sac space. There is mild anterior deformity.
What does broad based posterior disc protrusion effacing anterior thecal sac mean on an MRI report?
Disc protrusion: The disc is in the front part of the spine. The spinal cord and nerves are in the canal within the spine. They are encased in a "sac" containing fluid. If a disc is partially damaged, it will have a weaker outer rim which will bulge out and may compress the cord (esp in neck) or the nerves (in the lower back). Slight bulge may cause disc pain which is usually localized in the back. ...Read more
Mildannular bulges with broad based posterior disc protrusion from C4-5 to C6-7 levels indenting thecal sac without significant nerve root compression?
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
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
Can a posterior disc osteophyte cervical spine without spinal or foraminal stenosis cause pain, tingling fingers in 26 year old. Ongoing for years.?
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.
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
Broad based disc osteophyte complex effacing the cal sac at c5-6, c6-7, c7-t1 with mild right and moderate left neural foraminal narrowing at each?
Neurosurgery consult: If you have symptoms of pain or neurological symptoms of numbness or weakness, it may be time to consult with a neurosurgeon to find out about the future need for possible surgery. I always recommend Neurosurgery for the neck. In the meantime, please see your primary care physician for pain treatment if necessary. ...Read more
Tibiotalar degenerative changes are evident with anteriorly and posterior protruding osteophytes. What does this mean?
Son 20 pain neck, upper mid back. POSTERIOR osteophyte C-4C-5 on MRI. Years later still painCan tiny osteophytes keep enlarging? Unusual in young mAn?
Bone spurs enlarge: Yes, an osteophyte/bone spur can enlarge with time as one ages. These can be a cause of pain if they impinge nerves and/or cause stenosis of the nerve canals. We do see spurs start to form even in teenagers but yes, your son is on the younger side to have spurs. The good news is that they don't necessarily cause pain and nonsurgical treatment still can often provide pain relief of spine pain. ...Read more
I have a osteophytes on C5 & c6, occluding right neural foramen 50 %. Neurosurgeon suggest cervical fusion. Can it be done posterior?
Not as well: A posterior approach is an option. However, based on your description, an anterior approach would be better. Check out spine-health. Com. ...Read more
Hi, Lateral cervical spine, Loss of normal cervical lordosis. Evidence of spondylotic changes C5/6 with posterior osteophyte formation?
Son is 24 with neck pain & tingling fingers. Can a posterior osteophyte c4-5 without spinal or foraminal stenosis cause these symptoms?
MRI L5-S1 level, posterior spurring identified. Osteophyte contacts S1 nerve root. Moderate to severe bilateral neuroforaminal stenosis. Suggestions?
MRI - tear of posterior horn/medial meniscus (infer/sup surfaces) + mild cartilage thinning + ant osteophyte formation + subchondral h/intensity signa?
Torn menscuc: The meniscus is a cartilage cushion that sits between the femur and the tibia and acts as somewhat of a shock absorber. Each knee has a medial and lateral meniscus; and when they tear they can cause pain, swelling, and catching. They can be fixed arthroscopically by repair or shaving with good results. ...Read more
Is 3mm broad posterior disc protrusion dangerous? Mildly contacts the cord c3-c4? What does 3mm mean how far should it be from the spinal cord?
At least 3mm away: The disc pads the intervertebral space, if slips and contacts the cord it can cause symptoms of numbness and tingling, the severity depends on how far the disc contact and the pressure, if so severe it will cause incontinence and saddle numbness, , the body can often heal itself and it varies widely in different people, so to keep it healthy use good body mechanics, wight normal, never smoke. ...Read more
I have c3-4 deciccation w broad posterior disc bulge (3.4mm) causing effacement of CSF space& moderate neural foraminal narrowing. Will I need fusion?
C4-5 right uncovertebral osteophyte/disc bulge complex broad disc bulge right neural foraminal stenosis & abutment of ventral cervical cord. Meaning?
Not meaningful: These findings on MRI of c spine are simply indicators of arthritic phenomenon with aging or wear and tear. These may or may not clinically corelate with the clinical symptoms or signs of a patient. Examining and ordering physician is in best position to tell if these findings corelate with your symptoms. See a neurologist. ...Read more
Can degenerative disc disease and bone spurs with chronic pain and inflammation cause hardening of the posterior cervical lymph nodes?
No: Unrelated, look for another reason, confer with your doctor, best wishes ...Read more
C3-4, c4-5 posterior disc bulgingmust it always be treated by an operation or can any other therapy help too?
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