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Dr. Muhammad Khan answered:

what is hypertrophic facet sclerosis and best treatment?

Degenerative Disease

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The articular surfaces of the vertebrae become enlarge abnormaly and become stiff. The evidence suggests that best treatment is surgery by pedicle to pedicle decompression.
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Dr. Kris Siemionow answered:

If I have hypotrophic facet sclerosis, can that b what caused sciatica?

Spinal stenosis

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sounds like you have hypertrophic facets which can contribute to spinal stenosis, meaning that they can put pressure on the nerves and cause radiating pain down the leg. so to answer your question- yes
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Are there any meds that work to kill the paln of Hypertrophic Facet Sclerosis? I'm to the point I can only stand for 6 mins from pain and spasms.

Many options

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If your doc has thoroughly evaluated you and is confident your pain is facet joint-related, there are several options. Oral antiinflammatories or steroids can work for acute pain. Injection of steroid is also an option and can confirm source of pain. If pain is chronic, rhizotomy may be a longterm option. See http://www.spineuniverse.com/treatments/pain-management/facet-rhizotomy
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With Hypertropic facet sclerosis, L4-5, L5-S1,should I look to Ortho or Neuro surgeon to fix? Other speciality?Tired of injections,don't want opiates

Rhizotomy may help

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Lumbar zygopophyseal joint arthropathy "may" cause "facet " pain. It can diagnosed with injections, however the best treatment option is typically a medial branch rhizotomy which is performed by Intervetional Pain Medicine physicians. See a board certified Pain Medicine physician for discussion on this low risk procedure. Pain mayimprove for 12-18 months
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What is the definition or description of: Sclerosis?

Scarring

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We neurologists employ the term to describe localized damage involving the central nervous system, and sclerosis means scarring. If in many areas, might be multiple sclerosis. If affecting the motor nerve cell, perhaps amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
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What is the definition or description of: Tuberous sclerosis?

Genetic disorder

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Tuberous sclerosis is a group of two genetic disorders that affect the skin, brain/nervous system, kidneys, and heart, and cause tumors to grow. The diseases are named after a tuber- or root-shaped growth in the brain
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What is the definition or description of: Multiple Sclerosis?

Clinical definition

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A disorder causing usually episodic loss of myelin (demyelination) which disrupts function of central nervous system. Can lead to nerve damage because nerve requires myelin to function best. Classically relapsing and remitting or chronic and progressive. The former is characterized by transient neurological episodes of dysfunction separate in time and in space (different symptoms over time)
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What is the definition or description of: Primary lateral sclerosis?

Variation of ALS

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Motor neuron disease or ALS presents in several variable forms, and is a disease of motor neuron degeneration in brain and spinal cord. In the primary lateral sclerosis variant (only 1-3% of all cases), the disorder affects the upper motor neuron only, and is focal on one side or the other. By definition, this form would be far less malignant.
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Whats "mitral sclerosis"?

ABNORMAL THICKENING

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OF THE MITRAL VALVE WITH ASSOCIATED MITRAL VALVE PROLAPSE. IT'S CALCIUM BUILDUP IN THE VALVE, STATED SIMPLY. IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN TRIGGERED BY RHEUMATIC FEVER OR ANY OTHER CONDITION THAT WOULD MAKE THE VALVE STRUCTURALLY ABNORMAL. THIS CONDITION IS USUALLY PROGRESSIVE AND SURGERY MAY BE NECESSARY DOWN THE ROAD. CLOSE FOLLOW UP IS ALSO IMPORTANT.
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