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Congenital Fusion Of Cervical Vertebrae
If no pain no worry: If no symptoms in terms of pain or neurologic symptoms or findings, don't worry unless physician believes that the spine has an instability then you would need surgery. Otherwise, the spine can change its alignment due to degeneration or due to muscular issues or even related to disc herniation or spinal stenosis. If those are causing symptoms you treat them, not how the spine lines up ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A fusion gets rid of a joint or disk between to bones, getting the bones to join together with bone between them. If successful, it eliminates almost all the motion between the bones. Sometimes fusion simply occur as a result of disease, rarely from aging. Most of the time ...Read more
Lateral cervical spine, Loss of normal cervical lordosis. Evidence of spondylotic changes C5/6 with posterior osteophyte formation?
MRI of my Cervical Spine
There is disc degenerative changes with associated impingement of the thecal sac , exit neuroforaminal encroachment.
MRI result?: So- what does this mean? It is common for MRI of the c-spine to show degenerative changes. Impingement of the thecal sac is not normally concerning. It is unclear what is meant by "exit neuroforaminal encroachment". Was there encroachment or not? If it is there, this normally means nerve root encroachment, which can cause symptoms that affect the arms. ...Read more
What would cause cervical spondylosis, central canal stenosis, disc osteophyte complexes, mild cord impingement, cervical straightening in 43 y/o?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Partial fusion of C7 and t1 vertebral bodies with rudimentary intervening disk and bony fusion of right facet joint. is this serious? implications?
See a Neurosurgeon -: who will examine you and take it from there. Without knowing how all this is affecting you, it'll be difficult for anyone to answer your questions. You were born with these and it might be causing some stiffness in your neck motion(maybe!!), otherwise I don't think it'll be causing anything else. Good Luck. ...Read more
What is neural forminal hypertrophic vhanges of the ligamentum flavum bilataterally bulging of intervertebral disc and facet arthropathy?
Anatomy: Not enough space here to write. If you google these things, you will find nice pictures to explain it all. Foramen is the "hole" in the bone where your nerve roots exit. Facets are the joints that hold vertebrae together. Ligamentum flavum is a ligament within the bones that runs down the spinal canal. All of these problems you mention can lead to back pain and nerve related pain. ...Read more
Treatment 42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?
Could ankylosing spondylitis cause ligamentus flavum hypertrophy s1 through entire lumbar region and significant spur formation entire cervical spine?
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
A term meaning that: Someone had a spine surgery involving the neck most typically from anterior or front approach involving removal of cervical disc and filling the disc space with either bone or a cage & bone as well as possibly some spine instrumentation or hardware in the lower part of the neck or cervical spine. The disc spaces range from c2-3, c3-4, c4-5, c5-6, c6-7 & c7-t1. The lower 3 would be one of them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Semantics: A ruptured disc is indicative of a tear in the annulus fibrosis which contains a gelatinous substance, and the rupture sticks out beyond a few mm. If the disc rupture is large enough, it could contact nerve roots or even the spinal cord, and as it gets closer, it is termed encroachment. ...Read more
Degenerative changes of the lumbar spine with moderately severe narrowing of L4 L5 neural foramina?
Spine degeneration: You may already know this, but degeneration simply refers to aging changes in the spine which occur in all of us - disc narrowing and dessication, spinal joint arthritis, bone spurs, etc. The significance of narrowed foramina (also caused by aging changes) is that nerves can get pinched in the area of narrowing, and pinched nerves can result in leg pain. Talk to your doc about treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
And the question IS?: I'm afraid your question mark should really be a comma if anything. I'm not catching your drift. Are you asking for a list of symptoms associated with IVD disease without myelopathy....or if one could even exist without the other? Perhaps, you're copying something out of a report? Revamp your question and send through again. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have congenital fused cervical vertebrae and occipital neuralgia. Getting dizzy when I turn my head certain ways. (Resting or walking) Typical sx?
Neck pain: Congenial fusion of cervical vertebrae is common and can lead to stress on adjacent segments. One of the most common variants is the Klippel-Feil Syndrome where the second and third vertebral bodies are fused. Occipital neuralgia and dizziness are common symptoms related to this congenital variant. Physical therapy and cortisone injections can relieve the pain. ...Read more
Could it be Klippel-feil syndrome? At 12yrs old, learned I have congenital (45degree) cervicothoracic scoliosis w/congenital cervical fusion.
Can my son play football if he has congenital fusion of c5-c6 and partial fusion of c2-c3 vertebral bodies? He has been playing for 7 years w/no issue
Many pillow promises: I have degenerative changes in my neck. Different things are going to work for different people. Learning to sleep on your back is the best thing to do. I was a stomach sleeper and had to learn back/side sleeping. Then you need o find a pillow that fits your body to keep your neck straight at night. I use a memory foam neck pillow, but your needs will depend on your body. ...Read more
Who is the foremost specialist in the world on nonscoliotic congenital abnormalties of the spine in shape or extra vertebrae?
Depends on who you : Ask but a fellowship trained , board certified orthopedic spine surgeon will fit your needs in terms of evaluating and treating a spinal deformity. In your area, you can start with your own doctor for a referral or at the nearest university medical center. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feels like I have a hump (round flat and in top center of the cervical vertebrae-closer to low part) not whole shoulder just that specific area, why?
Normal: it is pad of fat you could feel it because it locate on the top of last cervical vertebrae spine , it is normal just ignore it ...Read more
Axis, atlas: and the occiput http://www.physio-pedia.com/Cervical_Instability#Clinically_Relevant_AnatomyGet a more detailed answer ›
It depends: Your question is not very precise. I would answer that if your congenital anomaly is about structure only and does not pose increase risk for bleeding or is not an obstruction probably not. However may pose risk for getting pregnant or maintaining pregnancy. If by congenital anomaly you mean some kind of dysplasia it may be dangerous. You really have to ask your doctor who knows more about you. ...Read more
Location location: Do you mean besides location, size and amount of motion they have? ...Read more
Please Help!!! My neck hurts on the back, kinda like where my cervical vertebrae is when I touch it it's uncomfortable, should I be concerned???
This is usually a : sign of degenerative changes in the spine. She should get it evaluated if she has progressive symptoms of pain &/or is causing weakness, numbness, tingling or pain in the arms or if she is having balance issues. Otherwise, OTC meds can help as can not smoking, sleeping with a flat type pillow & general exercise as well as neck exercises that can be found at Spine Heath or Spine Universe website ...Read more
Depends: The term congenital anomaly is a broad one. Anomalies of the female reproductive system vary from a complete absence of the uterus and cervix, to mild changes, like a a heart shaped uterus with normal cervix. The effect on reproductive ability depends on the defect involved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed by a neurologist that I have congenital cervical stenosis. Can that reverse itself?
In brief? No: There are measures that can help but the congenital aspect of this means anatimically, it's fixed. However, one question I might pose is "How certain is anyone that your pain is truly from the canal stenosis?" Have all other possibilities been looked at? Write me if you would like: WWW.healthtap.com/DrSaghafi Use the key code: PDXFNR to make an appointment. ...Read more
Back to play with congenital cervical stenosis? What are my different options other than surgery, if any?
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