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Facet Arthropathy And Ligamentum Flavum Hypertrophy
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
Hypertrophy is an increase in size of an organ or tissue, or a particular part of the body. Examples include muscle hypertrophy due to lifting weights, ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of a ventricle of the heart) due to high blood pressure or other heart disorders, or prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of ...Read more
Lower back pain. MRI done. Ligamentum flavum Hypertrophy, among others things. Will it get better? Im 45, female. Also, Facet Capsulitis. Thanks
MRI: Ligament hypertrophy is in the spectrum of degenerative disease, not likely to improve. ...Read more
My MRI states at L4-L5 . ligamentum flavum hypertrophy and mild degenerative changes of the bilateral facet joints are identified?
Minor abnormality: probably not significant ...Read more
What is lumbar hypertrophic disease in facet joints and thickening of the ligamentum flavum?Mild-moderate facet hypertrophy L3-S1,lig flav thick L3-L4
It means there are: Degenerative changes occurring leading to enlargement of the small joints of the spine (2at each level ) along with degenerative enlargement of a ligament that connects each segment or level of the spine that could eventually lead to an overall narrowing of the spinal canal which may lead to a condition known as spinal stenosis. Smoking, being obese & a family hx of arthritis can accelerate it. ...Read more
Degeneration: Hypertropy of the facets and ligamentum flavum refers to the expansion of these structures in the setting of degeneration. These can cause stenosis (narrowing) with compromise of the nerves going to the legs, as well as back pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got an MRI 8yearsago. Finding are ... There is mild hypertrophy of l4-l5 and l5-s1 bilaterally. -impression: mild facet arthropathy same spots..
Mild arthritis: Abnormal MRI scans are more the norm, actually. As we age, just like wrinkles of the skin, the disks and joints of the back age and will show signs of arthritis. This does not mean pain. The vast majority of people with abnormal findings, in fact, are asymptomatic. In the absence of pain, really nothing further to do. These findings i would consider fairly normal for age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Interventional Pain: See an interventional pain physician. Radiofrequency lesioning has good results for facet arthropathy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have mild lumbar hypertrophic disease in the facet joints with ligamentum flavum thickening. Will it progress or can it be reversed?
Progressive: This is a progressive condition. It is unusual for a 27 years old to develop significant degenerative disease. There may be mechanical factors like scoliosis, leg length discrepency or abnormalities of the joints of the lower limbs. A physiatrist or experienced physical therapist may be able to help. ...Read more
In laymen term what is "there is left t-2-t3 and t3-t-4 facet disease and ligamentum flavum prominence that affects the postlateral margin of calsac?
Facet changes: The facet joints are positioned in the spine like wheels of a tricycle. The front wheel is the disc, the facets the two smaller wheels in back. In the center, seat area, is the spinal cord. Arthritic changes cause the facet joints to narrow or spur, and the sheet of ligament near them to thicken. In a single word, this indicates "arthritis.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not Serious: meaning its not life threatening, however you will have pain. Recommend working on your core to improve pressure in your spine, however if this is not helping enough you may consider steroid injections into the facet joint or even radiofrequency ablation of the nerve to that joint for longer lasting relief. Some people have gotten good relief from PRP or stem cell therapy options as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Facet joints are places on the spinal bones where two bones actually meet and articulate. Many times arthritis or inflammation can arise here and cause pain. ...Read more
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