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Doctor insights on: Columna Desviada Escoliosis

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Pain! how to treat, chiro? X-ray shows spina bifida [email protected], grade1 anterolisthesis of L5 w/spondylosis, mild disc space height [email protected]&l5-s1

Pain! how to treat, chiro? X-ray shows spina bifida occulta@l5, grade1 anterolisthesis of L5 w/spondylosis, mild disc space height loss@l4-5&l5-s1

Too little info: As dr. Hines says, a neurosurgeon can help differentiate all of the above and provide you with the best treatment options for your condtion. There are many factors to consider- your age, how much spondylosis, pain location, duration, relief, exacerbation, general health, etc. See a neurosurgeon for some good answers. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Hi, Lateral cervical spine, Loss of normal cervical lordosis. Evidence of spondylotic changes C5/6 with posterior osteophyte formation?

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Lateral cervical spine, Loss of normal cervical lordosis. Evidence of spondylotic changes C5/6 with posterior osteophyte formation?

Loss: of cervical lordosis means straightening of the normal curve of the cervical spine. It can simply be positional or do to muscle spasm. Spondylotic changes basically mean degenerative arthritic changes at that level. ...Read more

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What does this mean CT spine scan: disc narrowing, spur formation c6-7.Variable degrees of uncovertebral facet hypertrophy. No spondylolisthesis ect.

What does this mean CT spine scan: disc narrowing, spur formation c6-7.Variable degrees of uncovertebral facet hypertrophy. No spondylolisthesis ect.

Structural changes: With a history of neck injury in 2007, the ct results most likely describe the changes in your spine since the accident. It will be useful to compare your scan to previous studies, looking for deterioration. Check with your doctor to see if the ct changes are old or new, and whether further evaluation or treatment is needed. ...Read more

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My MRI states Lumbar rotoscoliosis with segmental instability. What does that mean?

My MRI states Lumbar rotoscoliosis with segmental instability.  What does that mean?

See ordering MD: It means you should discuss these findings and any potential treatment options with the ordering physician. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, and segmental instability may need to be addressed ...Read more

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Mrireport l4l5disc bulge bilatral lumberlordosis lost spondylosis deformanswithdddwith cauda equina compression and bilateral compresive radiculopathy?

Mrireport l4l5disc bulge bilatral lumberlordosis lost spondylosis deformanswithdddwith cauda equina compression and bilateral compresive radiculopathy?

MRI report: This means you have some spinal arthritis with some nerve compression (lateral compression) and some central compression of the caudal equine (where other defending nerves travel). There is also loss of the normal lumbar lordosis curve which may signify back spasm. This can only be interpreted based on your symptoms and neurological exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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MRI CERVICALSPINE-At C3-C4level there is mild diffuse disk bulgingindenting the thecal sac without spinal canal -dr suggest surgery?

MRI CERVICALSPINE-At C3-C4level there is mild diffuse disk bulgingindenting the thecal sac without spinal canal -dr suggest surgery?

Be very cautious: The need for surgery is based on symptoms, not just MRI findings. Many people have these findings, and most don't require surgery. If there is no limb weakness or severe numbness, then benefit of surgery is questionable at best. If neck pain is the only issue, surgery could worsen it. 2nd opinion is a good idea, preferably from a salaried surgeon who has no personal incentive to operate. ...Read more

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Cervical spine MRI showed normal spine curvature but straight spinal cord that didn't follow spinal curve. What is this?

Cervical spine MRI showed normal spine curvature but straight spinal cord that didn't follow spinal curve. What is this?

Normal: The cord does not travel exactly as the bony architecture does. This is likely more of a comment by the radiologist rather than any real pathology. ...Read more

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All my spine Xrays show severe disc dessication/deg., loss of height, spurs, endplate irreg, osteopenia, scoliosis/kyphosis & spine MRI doesn't, why?

All my spine Xrays show severe disc dessication/deg., loss of height, spurs, endplate irreg, osteopenia, scoliosis/kyphosis & spine MRI doesn't, why?

If you statement is-: -true, it should be obvious on an MR. In this case I would check 2 be sure that there was not a mixup in identification of whose images are whose. Be sure that they are your images. ...Read more

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Could it be Klippel-feil syndrome? At 12yrs old, learned I have congenital (45degree) cervicothoracic scoliosis w/congenital cervical fusion.

Could it be Klippel-feil syndrome? At 12yrs old, learned I have congenital (45degree) cervicothoracic scoliosis w/congenital cervical fusion.

YES: The fusion of any two cervical verterbrae can be an expression of Klippel-Feil Syndrome and the scoliosis can be due to the effects of the fusion on the normal S shaped curving of the spine....Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Xray shows mild multilevel degenerative disc disease with multilevel anterior endplate osteophytes. What does this mean?

Xray shows mild multilevel degenerative disc disease with multilevel anterior endplate osteophytes. What does this mean?

Arthritis of spine: The end plates on either side of each vertebral bone articulate with the end plates of the ones above and below it. These can become enlarged over time with degenerative arthritis or following trauma. Eventually the space between the vertebrae becomes narrowed and pain sensitve structures like spinal nerves get pinched. ...Read more

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X-ray results showed- advanced L5-S1 degenerative disc disease, moderate facet in lower lumbar spine, L5-S1 4mm retrolistnesis and moderate sclerosis ?

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

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Focal central disc protrusion at l5-s1 level. Central spinal canal ismildly compromised at l5-s1 level l5-s1 disc is dessicated-written in MRI report?

MRI Report: In the absence of significant symptoms, this really means nothing. Desiccation starts in the teen years on mri. Protrusion simply means the disc is wider than it is deep into the spinal canal. Usually not significant if central. Don't fixate on the report. Nothing to worry about here. ...Read more

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What is mild thoracic spondylitis;evident of endplate maginal osteophates seen throughout the thoracic levels on an X-ray?

What is mild thoracic spondylitis;evident of endplate maginal osteophates seen throughout the thoracic levels on an X-ray?

Med definitions. : Spondy=spine, itis=arthritis or response 2 an inflammatory process. So U have arthritic changes in the T spine. End plate marginal osteophyts, means that @ the margins of the end plates, being the top & bottom surfaces of the vertebrae have spurs 4 which the term in osteophytes = this . Image is a 3-D reformatted CT of severe lumbar ostophytes. ...Read more

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MRI=C3-4 disc herniation stenosis ap 0.7cm c4-5 c5-6 bulging disc w impression on anterior thecal sac?Loss normal lordotic curvature? What are risks?

What are symptoms: What the risks are of not treating those anatomical findings depends and what your symptoms are. The spinal stenosis is of more concern as it may lead to a more severe neurological deficient and the potential for permanent damage a concern. If there are no symptoms, the risks may be less. In any event, best talk to you Doctor. ...Read more