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Is cervical spondylosis curable?

Is cervical spondylosis curable?

Not curable: Since cervical spondylosis is arthritis changes in the cervical spine, it cannot be cured. It is a normal degenerative process as we age. ...Read more

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Discitis (Definition)

When a disc, anywhere along the vertebral column gets infected, the term discitis may be applied. This too is a general term not really focusing on the type of infection or causation, but have seen following surgery, and also with drug ...Read more


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How are cervical disc herniation and cervical disc encroachment different?

How are cervical disc herniation and cervical disc encroachment different?

Encroachment: Any condition limiting space for the nerves causes encroachment. A herniated disc would cause encroachment. A bone spur would also cause. Encroachment does not imply pressure, or severity, or the presence of symptoms. ...Read more

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Best cervical spondylosis treatment?

Depends: If spinal cord compression causes significant symptoms surgical treatment is the best option. For minor symptoms and normal neurologic function a physical therapy directed exercise program is good. ...Read more

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Is cervical radiculopathy in my cervical spine from disc protrusion?

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Is cervical radiculopathy in my cervical spine from disc protrusion?

Maybe: Cervical radiculopathy can arise from various causes that pinch a nerve in the neck. A disk herniation is a common cause. Other causes include bone spurs that form over time that narrow the hole through which the nerves exit the spine. ...Read more

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Can cervical spondylosis, if left untreated, cause lumbar spondylosis?

Can cervical spondylosis, if left untreated, cause lumbar spondylosis?

No: Cervical spondylosis has nothing to do with the lumbar one. Both can co-exist, though, but none is caused by the presence of the other. ...Read more

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High grade osseous neural foraminal stenosis with cervical spondylosis mean?

High grade osseous neural foraminal stenosis with cervical spondylosis mean?

Pinched nerve: Cervical spondylosis is arthritis in the neck. Foraminal stenosis means narrowing of the space where the nerves exit the spinal canal, in this case caused by bone spurs from arthritis. After they leave the neck these nerves form the three major nerves of the arm, controlling feeling and movement. Stenosis can cause pain, weakness, numbness or tingling in the arm or hand. High grade = severe. ...Read more

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Are cervical levoscoliosis, arthritis, lumbar degenerative discs and fibromyalgia related?

Are cervical levoscoliosis, arthritis, lumbar degenerative discs and fibromyalgia related?

Can be: ? Whether cervical scoliosis, arthritis & lumbar DDD are related to fibromyalgia, FM. One of the multiple co-factors seemingly co-causal of FM is global muscle atrophy & weakness, leading to widespread myalgia & tender points in spastic muscles repetitively stressed/injured by gravitational forces. Painful skeletal derangements can incite sedentariness with loss of muscle mass/tone. Gravity Rules. ...Read more

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What would cause cervical spondylosis, central canal stenosis, disc osteophyte complexes, mild cord impingement, cervical straightening in 43 y/o?

What would cause cervical spondylosis,  central canal stenosis, disc osteophyte complexes, mild cord impingement, cervical straightening in 43 y/o?

Age: These are all common findings that can be found on cervical MRI in patients over 40. Usually related to aging and the natural degenerative process. Genetics and lifestyle also contribute to these changes. ...Read more

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What is intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy cervical region?

What is intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy cervical region?

Cord compression due: To disc issue in the neck region usually with degenerative disc disease ; a small spinal canal diameter. Prior history of neck injury can accelerate degenerative changes ; smokers accelerate this rate 4x over a nonsmoker. A herniated large disc can cause a myelopathy which is cord compression but it is most often associated with degeneration leading to a too narrow spinal canal for the cord. ...Read more

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Can cervical radiculopathy and intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy, cervical region cause bladder problems?"

Can cervical radiculopathy and intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy, cervical region cause bladder problems?"

Yes, it can: Based on the information provided -- intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy in the cervical region can cause bladder dysfunction as the spinal cord is compressed by the disc. ...Read more

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Is lumbar spinal stenosis curable?

Is lumbar spinal stenosis curable?

Surgery: Spinal stenosis is the condition where the canal which the nerves and spinal cord travels gets narrow. This can be congenital or progressive due to arthritis. Rare causes for stenosis are infection and tumor. To cure it you need surgery. But if you have stenosis due to arthritis it can be treated with medications, therapy and injections. If those don't work, surgery may be the best option. ...Read more

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Is lumbar spinal stenosis curable?

Is lumbar spinal stenosis curable?

Somewhat: There are a multitude of treatments for spinal stenosis which to some extent can "cure" the symptoms of spinal stenosis to variable degrees. For example, an epidural steroid injection can sometimes cure the symptoms of spinal stenosis for a long time, sometimes well over a year at a time. But with any treatment, the symptoms can return, even if surgery is done symptoms can return. ...Read more

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How serious is cervical spinal fusion..?

A common procedure: Cervical spinal fusion for a herniated cervical disc is a common procedure done by neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons. There are certainly risks to the surgery, but in the proper hands the outcomes are excellent. You also need to evaluate the situation and ensure that the symptoms can be treated effectively with the fusion. ...Read more

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Can cervical & lumbar radiculopathy happen together?

Yes: Although quite uncommon for the two to occur at the same time, it can occur. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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Cervical spine compression of nerve?

Cervical spine compression of nerve?

Radiculopathy: Typically you will feel referred, burning, radicular pain in a dermatomal distribution, depending upon which nerve root is being compressed. ...Read more

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Do cervical spondylosis causes vertigo????

Yes: There is definitely an entity known as cervical vertigo. The spondylosis of the neck may send electrical stimuli to the central nucleus of the 5th cranial nerve and from there connections to the vestibular nuclei. Therapy aimed at the spondylosis could relieve the vertigo. ...Read more

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Symptoms of a herniated cervical disc?

Symptoms: Typically pain in neck or radiating down arm, numbness in arm, potentially weakness in arm/hand. Treatment options include: medication, therapy, steroid injections, surgery. ...Read more

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Is there a?Difference between cervical disc herniation and cervical disc encroachment?

No: A cervical disc can encroach on the spinal canal occupying space that potentially can compromise the spinal cord or cervical nerve root or roots. So it means the same if I am understanding your question correctly. ...Read more

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Can lumbar spinal stenosis be cured?

Yes: If a proper work up has been done and all conservative measures have failed in a symptomatic patient, then surgery can provide definative treatment. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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What the treatment of septic cervical discitis?

What the treatment of septic cervical discitis?

See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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How common is discitis?

Not rare: As an id physician, i see 3 or 4 per year on average. ...Read more

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How can I treat discitis?

Be seen: The definition of discitis is an infection of the disc not just inflammation. You need to be seen by your physician for this. You can also see an acupuncturist/chinese medicine practitioner because that will help relieve pain and chinese herbs can augment what your regular physician suggests. ...Read more

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I want to know about discitis?

I want to know about discitis?

?: What do you want to know? It is an infection of the spine. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for discitis?

What do you recommend for discitis?

Infectious discitis: Treated in hospital with rest antibiotics paincontrol discitis is usually a diagnosis obtained in a hospital. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: discitis?

Inflamed disc: When a disc, anywhere along the vertebral column gets infected, the term discitis may be applied. This too is a general term not really focusing on the type of infection or causation, but have seen following surgery, and also with drug addicts who inject intravenously. ...Read more

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What does the operation for discitis involve?

Usually a : Decompression with an irrigation and debridement or removal of the infected material followed by a fusion which can be done via several approaches depending on the location of infection and the condition of the patient and what otherg types of procedures the patient has had to date and their underlying health and condition. ...Read more

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Can I be paralyzed from discitis if I ignore it?

Discitis: Discitis can be the result of a bacterial infection. If it is not treated, it can lead to progressive spinal cord damage, which might include paralysis. It is very important to be sure of the diagnosis and cause of "discitis.". ...Read more

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Why is discitis serious?

Why is discitis serious?

Infection.: Discitis literally means "inflammation of the disc" which is usually due to an infection. Infections can lead to involvement of adjacent tissues, including the back bones, but also spread. It can lead to meningitis (a feared infection of the covering of the brain/spinal cord) and could escape into the general circulation. This can lead to other organ involvement/damage and very low blood pressure. ...Read more

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Does the pain from discitis get better?

Does the pain from discitis get better?

Yes.: But discitis can occur in spondylitis and is autoimmune. Discitis can also be infectious. The type is quite important in treating appropriately. ...Read more

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Is discitis curable?

Yes: You should be seen by your physician, and he/she would treat you with antibiotics. It can be serious so be seen. ...Read more

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Is discitis cured thrpugh an operation?

Is discitis cured thrpugh an operation?

Discitis: Most of the time antibiotics are used if thought to be infectious in origin. ...Read more

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Would discitis show on x-ray? What tests should be done to get diagnosed?

Discitis: Can be suggested on plain x-ray in the presence of disk height loss and irregularity/demineralization of the adjacent vertebral body endplates. Mri with contrast is a better study for evaluation and, if it is suggestive, needle aspiration for culture and cytology is commonly advised. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of discitis?

What's the best treatment to get rid of discitis?

Antibiotics: Diskitis is believed to be an extension of osteomyelitis from vertebral body and generally requires 4-6 weeks of antibiotics treatment against staphylococcus the most commonly isolated organism. ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more