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Broad Based Posterior Disc Osteophyte Complex
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 moreGet help now ›
Osteophyte is also known as Bone spurs. 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 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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
Can a posterior disc syndesmophytes cervical be misdiagnosed as a osteophyte on a MRI without dye?
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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?
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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
Maybe nothing: Those are fairly common findings, especially for weekend warriors. For patients with symptoms a collar can be effective in the short run. If persistent symptoms or disabilities may require surgery. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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