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Facet Sclerosis Definition
My doctor told me i have lumbar strain with facet sclerosis. not sure what it means. could i get a better definition?
Connecting bones: Facets are the connecting bones of the vertebrae and each vertebrae has inferior and superior facets connecting to the lower and upper vertebrae. Sclerosis seen on imaging usually means hypertrophy of enlarged facets which often indicates a chronic overuse, past trauma or injury, and/or arthritis. It may be causing your back pain but if causes any radiating symptoms you should speak with your doc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Spinal disease: Basically those terms describe changes in vertebrae that are affected by arthritis or degenerative changes. Facets are the small posterior joints at each level of spine. Disease there is again a component of arthritis. Osteophytes are spurs which occur as areas of bone and joint are stressed and try to protect their structures. Endplate sclerosis is bony thickening seen at vertebral disc area. ...Read more
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 minutes from pain and spasms.
Many options: 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. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with a pseudoarticulation between L5 facet and sacrum with sclerosis. What does that mean?
See Below: The L5-S1 facet joint is an articulation between the L5 vertebral body and the sacrum. You have one on both sides and this is normal. A pseudo-articulation is not a true articulation which may be suggesting a transitional vertebra. This means your L5 vertebra may have a large transverse process touching the sacrum and creating a pseudoarticulation or "sclerosis". Google Bertolotti Syndrome ...Read more
What does facet sclerosis at the lower two levels mean
The above was reported from an xray on my spine taken because of ongoing back pain after a hea?
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
Consider: Stem Cell Therapy or Platelet procedures to help with healing and strengthen ligaments. While it will not cure facet disease it can help decrease pain and strengthen ligaments in the surrounding muscles and facet joints. Check out Regenexx.Com for more info. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
X-ray results showed- advanced L5-S1 degenerative disc disease, moderate facet in lower lumbar spine, L5-S1 4mm retrolistnesis and moderate sclerosis ?
Worn down: L5-S1 is the lowest motion segment in the spine. The MRI shows that level has become "worn down" leading to degeneration of the disc and the facet joints, sclerosis, and a slight slippage (retro listless) of one vertebrae on the other. Don't hesitate to be seen. Many good treatment options available. ...Read more
2010 lumbar xray scoliosis an sclerosis of facet joints a MRI in 01an06 of neck hern/buldg disc min pressure on spinal cord, what test show nerve dam?
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Why are "family doctors" answering multiple sclerosis questions?! I have spotted inaccurate info being given. Only a neuro answer? 's
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