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Doctor insights on: Facet Arthropathy And Ligamentum Flavum Hypertrophy

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What does all this mean? C2-3 small disk osteophyte complex with ventral thecal sac deformity. C4-5 disk osteophyte complex with ventral cord flattening. C 5-6 Facet arthropathy and uncovertebral hypertrophy is severe right neural foraminal stenosis. Face

What does all this mean? C2-3 small disk osteophyte complex with ventral thecal sac deformity. C4-5 disk osteophyte complex with ventral cord flattening. C 5-6 Facet arthropathy and uncovertebral hypertrophy is severe right neural foraminal stenosis. Face

Degenerative: Basically refers to degenerative (aging) changes of the spine. Disk/osteophyte refers to bone spur and/or disc protrusion, and facet/uncovertebral hypertrophy refers to arthritis of the joints at the back part (facets) and sides (uncovertebral) of the vertebrae. Ventral thecal sac deformity and ventral cord flattening refer to slight pressure on the spinal cord. Stenosis refers to pinched nerve.

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MRI RESULTS please interpret Schmorl's nodes T11-T12, T12-L1. mild bilateral facet hypertrophy L3-L4, L4-L5, L5-S1 Mild Disc protrusion L5-S1

MRI RESULTS please interpret Schmorl's nodes T11-T12, T12-L1. mild bilateral facet hypertrophy L3-L4, L4-L5, L5-S1 Mild Disc protrusion L5-S1

Don't panic: 1) The scan is not the pt; you are. 2) Operative word here is "mild." Those findings may cause no symptoms at all. 3) In medicine and especially in this sort of situation, 1 picture = 1000 words. Your doc ordered the scan for a reason. Look at the images with your doc and have them interpret them for you, or find you someone who can. You have a right to an explanation in terms you understand.

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What does multilevel ligamentum flavum hypertrophy and facet arthropathy mean?

What does multilevel ligamentum flavum hypertrophy and facet arthropathy mean?

Degenerative changes: OBernstein,

These are descriptive terms usually found in an MRI or CT report to characterize the condition of your spine. The ligamentum flavum helps connect spinal segments and overlies the spinal cord. The facet joints are in the posterior portion of the spinal column and can show degenerative changes like all other joints in the body. Facet joint issues are a common cause of back pain.

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My MRI showed L5-S1 disc bulge with mild facet arthropathy at L4-5 and L5-S1. As well as L5-S1 Ligamentum Flavum Hypertrophy and facet Arthropathy??

My MRI showed L5-S1 disc bulge with mild facet arthropathy at L4-5 and L5-S1. As well as L5-S1 Ligamentum Flavum Hypertrophy and facet Arthropathy??

Spinal Arthritis: Your MRI results are consistent with age. Often these findings do not cause any pain. A lifetime of use, injuries (sports/falls) are consistent with these findings. Most people have similar "arthritic" changes in the spine after age 25. I assume you are symptomatic. PT, weight control and strengthening your back would good first steps. Listening to your pain is very important to avoid re-injuring.

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What is neural forminal hypertrophic vhanges of the ligamentum flavum bilataterally bulging of intervertebral disc and facet arthropathy?

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.

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What should I do about l5-s1 mild bilateral facet arthropathy & hypertrophy?

What should I do about l5-s1 mild bilateral facet arthropathy & hypertrophy?

Interventional Pain: See an interventional pain physician. Radiofrequency lesioning has good results for facet arthropathy.

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I got an MRI 8yearsago. Finding are. .. There is mild hypertrophy of l4-l5 and l5-s1 bilaterally. -impression: mild facet arthropathy same spots..

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.

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What does all this mean? C2-3 small disk osteophyte complex with ventral thecal sac deformity. C4-5 disk osteophyte complex with ventral cord flattening. C 5-6 Facet arthropathy and uncovertebral hypertrophy is severe right neural foraminal stenosis. Face

Degenerative: Basically refers to degenerative (aging) changes of the spine. Disk/osteophyte refers to bone spur and/or disc protrusion, and facet/uncovertebral hypertrophy refers to arthritis of the joints at the back part (facets) and sides (uncovertebral) of the vertebrae. Ventral thecal sac deformity and ventral cord flattening refer to slight pressure on the spinal cord. Stenosis refers to pinched nerve.

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MRI of lumbar spine lists desiccation of disc at L5-S1. L4-L5 mild facet arthropathy & hypertrophy. L5-S1 minimal bulge & moderate facet ^. Meaning??

MRI of lumbar spine lists desiccation of disc at L5-S1. L4-L5 mild facet arthropathy & hypertrophy. L5-S1 minimal bulge & moderate facet ^. Meaning??

Aging changes: Disc desiccation refers to loss of water content in the discs as a result of aging. Facet hypertrophy is degenerative arthritis of the joints between the vertebral bodies. A bulging disc is one that protrudes out to some extent into the spinal canal. All of these are just descriptions. Significance depends on how these findings relate to your symptoms and physical exam.

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MY MRI: C2-C3-C4 -C5 mild bilateral facet arthropathy, .Disc bulge C5-C6, L2-L3 mild uncovertebral hypertrophy, spinal meningeal cyst S2-S3. lots pain?

MY MRI: C2-C3-C4 -C5 mild bilateral facet arthropathy, .Disc bulge C5-C6, L2-L3 mild uncovertebral hypertrophy, spinal meningeal cyst S2-S3. lots pain?

Not enough info: Your MRI finding in the cervical, lumbar and thoracic spine sound like typical MRI findings in middle age individuals. Neck and back pain are very common in your age group and can be seen with and without these findings. What you described does not mean you should or should not have pain. Moreover, not knowing where your pain is, it makes it harder to help you.

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What is bilateral facet and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy?

What is bilateral facet and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy?

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.

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What does it mean when you have a Mild circumferential disc bulge, and mild facet and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy including small facet effusions. S?

What does it mean when you have a Mild circumferential disc bulge, and mild facet and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy including small facet effusions. S?

Early degeneration: It is a degenerative condition that affects your spine motion segment, which consists of a disc and two facet joints at each level. When a disc ages it can lose its normal fluid content and can protrude out, this is sometimes known as degenerative disc disease and it is one of the more common causes of back pain.

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What is mild levoscoliosis, mild ligamentum flavum and facet hypertrophy at the L5-S1 level?

What is mild levoscoliosis, mild ligamentum flavum and facet hypertrophy at the L5-S1 level?

Levoscoliosis: Is a curvature of the spine to the left. The other findings you mention are related to mild degenerative arthritis of the facet joints of the spine.

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What does moderate bilateral L4-5 and L5-S1 facet OA with mild ligamentum flavum hypertrophy mean? It's from an MRI Scan I had done.

What does moderate bilateral L4-5 and L5-S1 facet OA with mild ligamentum flavum hypertrophy mean? It's from an MRI Scan I had done.

Back degeneration: Age appropriate moderate spine degeneration with early signs of changes that can become spinal stenosis these findings need clinical correlation they can cause back and or leg pain or be asymptomatic

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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

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.

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MRI report-Bilateral facet arthropathic changes with ligamentum flavum hypertrophy involving L3/L4 to L5/S1 joints. Please interpret. How serious is it? How can it be treated? What could be the likely cause for this condition?

MRI report-Bilateral facet arthropathic changes with ligamentum flavum hypertrophy involving L3/L4 to L5/S1 joints. Please interpret. How serious is it? How can it be treated? What could be the likely cause for this condition?

Spinal stenosis: The technical term for what you have is called degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis and it is an arthritic condition. It can be asymptomatic or can cause problems with prolonged standing and walking. Patients will often lean forward when they walk and you can often see them at the store leaning on to a grocery cart. Many good treatment options available, don't hesitate to be seen.

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I have mild lumbar hypertrophic disease in the facet joints with ligamentum flavum thickening. Will it progress or can it be reversed?

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.

Facet (Definition)

Facet joints are places on the spinal bones where two bones actually meet and articulate. Many times arthritis or inflammation can arise ...Read more