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C6 C7 Cervical Spine
X-ray results showed- advanced L5-S1 degenerative disc disease, moderate facet in lower lumbar spine, L5-S1 4mm retrolistnesis and moderate sclerosis ?
Worn down: L5-S1 is the lowest motion segment in the spine. The MRI shows that level has become "worn down" leading to degeneration of the disc and the facet joints, sclerosis, and a slight slippage (retro listless) of one vertebrae on the other. Don't hesitate to be seen. Many good treatment options available. ...Read more
I am 38 weeks + 1 day & had a cervical exam this morning. Since i've had lower back pain, pelvic cramping off & on while standing, & brownish discharge?
L3-l5 no disk disease, minor degenerative facet change, no impingement. L5-s1 no disk disease, bilateral degenerative facet change no impingement. Mean?
Back pain: You are describing low back arthritis in terms of an MRI of the lumbar spine. Low back pain can be generated from degenerated or torn discs, nerve impingement from herniated discs, and inflammed or degenerated joints (facet) that connect one segment of the spine with an adjacent segment. Reducing or eliminating low back pain involves physical therapy, injections, and possibly surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No adjustment!: Myelopathy means you have symptoms due to pressure on the spinal cord in the neck. Adjustments are absolutely out of the question. A decompression or fusion is the most appropriate treatment to stop progression of symptoms. However, the kind of procedure is dependent on the reason you have myelopathy. You need to see a spine surgeon in order to fully evaluate your problem. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I had a L4-L5 left hemilaminectomy. 6 mo post-op MRI "Residual or recurrent moderate focal L subarticular protrusion-extrusion". Have L-radiculopathy.
TB discitis: Not really sure if you received the correct diagnosis... but if she has truly Tuberculosis Infection of the spine (possibly Thoracic T9-10??), that is a tough thing to live with. She needs to have anti-TB medication (combination of antibiotics) and sometimes an operation, although most of us try to stay away from that as long as the patient is neurologically intact (meaning, fully nerve function) ...Read more
Blood: creatinine 1.80; GFR 41. Follow-up labs 48 hrs later: creatinine 1.50; GFR 53. Imm% - 1.8; imm count - .16. Wbc normal. No symptoms. 46-w-male?
Kidney down briefly?: Both are a bit high for a man in his mid-40s especially if your bodybuilding days are over. Might you have been recovering from a subclinical bout of Ibuprofen nephropathy? It's very common and causes partial renal shutdown. Drink plenty of water if you use nsaids nad consider a follow at your next regular appointment. ...Read more
Ive had several lumbar surgeries, last one was a fusion. I have several buldging and herniated disks from lumbar to cervical & in pain. What can help?
Ongoing pain in neck and trapped nerve. After having a mri and xray it has been confirmed bulging disc between c5 c6. Surgery next option?
Cervical spine surge: Surgery should be your last option. More than 90% of damaged discs heal by themselves over time. For ongoing nerve pain and neck pain , you should get a cervical epidural steroid injection done by a qualified and experienced pain physician under x-ray guidance. Also start physical therapy as soon as you can to relieve muscular spasm. ...Read more
Blood tests back. A1c, 5.7. Glucose, 81. Creatinine, 1. Hdl, 47. Ldl, 118. Tri, 88. Chol/hdl, 3.9. Cholesterol 183. C02, 21. Abnormal?
Good: Congratulations, blood work looks good and satisfactory.. ...Read more
Post fusion 2009: now l4-5 right facet joint arthrosis, severe neural foriminal stenosis with some compression. Surgery needed?
Bloodpresure was 190/109 @ 6am 8:30am 153/93 @10am 167/ 128 what could be
causing this swing in presure? Normal BP 120-138/ 60-84
What does this mean? L-5 s-1 there is central disc protrusion which contacts the thecal sac and bilateral facet degenerative change thickening flavum
Disc & Facet Issues: Looks like by the verbage you gave, your MRI suggests that you have disc herniation at L5/S1. "Central" just means in the middle of the spinal canal,"bilateral facet degenerative change thickening flavum" suggests arthritis of the facet joint and the ligament that protects the spine is thickened due to that arthritis. Protrusion is just another name for a herniation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Cwk ct, mri: calcification and facet arthropathy of c3-c7. Does this explain pain, spasm in neck, shoulder/shoulder blades, headache, arms, back stifness, difficult/blockade when walking, turn/hold neck?
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I had a anterior cervical spine fusion of c6/c7 three years ago and I'm still having significant neck pain. Is this normal?
I had a CT scan of cervical spine and discovered there is asymmetry of C6 transverse apophysis and prominent transverse apohysis in c7. Plse explain?
Trying 2 B thoracic: The prominent c7 transverse process is a cervical rib. Usually very small, larger 1s with arm symptoms can cause tos &may require excision. Very poor image. It may b an incidental finding, but if u have ssx of thoracic outlet syndrome (tso)....May b 1 that needs excision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer