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Degeneration Of Intervertebral Disc
Had neck MRI final result said DEGENERATION OF CERVICAL INTERVERTEBRAL DISC
OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYMPTOMS REFERABLE TO LIMBS what does this mean?
Spinal discs are located between the vertebrae (blocks of bone) of the spine (expect the upper 2). They act like shock absorbers and are also important in allowing our spines to be flexible. They have a tough outer rim made of strong fibers and a fleshier shock-absorbing tissue in the center. These "shocks" can wear out with routine life activities, age and injuries. They can ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with intervertebral disc degeneration, i had a bone density scan this morning on my back/hips, what is dr looking for?
Mri report says there is a mild disc space height loss at c5c6 intervertebral disc space level . Interpretation please ?
Disk degeneration: Some degeneration of the disc in disc space between the vertebrae can manifests as disk narrowing. ...Read more
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
What does it mean when there's slight narrowing of c5-c6 intervertebral disc in cervical-spine xray result?
IDS: As you age the vertebral discs shrink a bit. The center is a jelly like material and its surrounded by a tough 'sack' of tissue. The jelly center can rupture , sometimes with trauma, and the contents can press on nerve roots. O, the shrinking alone can cause pressure on nerve roots. An MRI can generally tell you whats going on. Sounds like you could have all the above. ...Read more
Lv3-lv4 and lv4-lv5 intervertebral disc levels causing narrowing of both lateral recesses along with compression of exiting of nerve roots.
See spine specialist: I would get an evaluation from a spine surgeon, either orthopaedic or neurosurgeon. They can evaluate you properly and treat you with either therapy, epidural injections or other surgical procedures. Treatment of a back problem before it gets too bad is a prudent idea. ...Read more
Can i expect a partially black(30%black 70% white) intervertebral disc to resorb? What about a 50%black 50% white?
Simply ridiculous : A black disc is nothing but some arthritis (wear and tear) within the disc. There is no studies to suggest a numerical division of which disc are going to re-absorb with time/therapy. As a conservative surgeon, i suggest you try weight loss, core strengthening, physical therapy, and stretching well before any surgery (i.e., at least 6 months before trying surgery). Ask your md for more details. ...Read more
Disc Height: The spinal discs are avascular, meaning they lack direct blood supply. Nutrition of the discs occurs with passive flow of fluids from the bones into the disc across the cartilage endplates during times of rest, as during recumbancy. The discs therefore increase in height every night and slowly lose height during the day with upright activity. No options to augment this process currently exist. ...Read more
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