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Doctor insights on: Facet Sclerosis Definition

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My doctor told me i have lumbar strain with facet sclerosis. not sure what it means. could i get a better 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 more

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Sclerosis (Definition)

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, ...Read more


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What is hypertrophic facet sclerosis and best treatment?

What is hypertrophic facet sclerosis and best treatment?

Degenerative Disease: 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. ...Read more

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

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

Yes: Facrt sclerosis hypertrophic means joint arthritis with bone spurring which can lead to pressure on L5 or s1 nerve roots and produce posterior leg pain with standing and walking or siatica. ...Read more

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Facet disease and osteophyte formation and endplate sclerosis, what is this?

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

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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 minutes from pain and spasms.

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

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I was diagnosed with a pseudoarticulation between L5 facet and sacrum with sclerosis. What does that mean?

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

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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

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 more

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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

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What is the definition or description of: sclerosis?

What is the definition or description of: sclerosis?

Scarring: 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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: multiple sclerosis?

What is the definition or description of: multiple sclerosis?

Clinical definition: 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). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: primary lateral sclerosis?

What is the definition or description of: primary lateral sclerosis?

Variation of ALS: 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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tuberous sclerosis?

What is the definition or description of: tuberous sclerosis?

Genetic disorder: 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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Systemic sclerosis?

What is the definition or description of: Systemic sclerosis?

Systemic sclerosis: This is based on several criteria and includes skin thickening; Raynaud's phenomenon; abnormal lab studies (anti-Scl 70); abnormal nail capillaries; and in some case lung disease. For more detail, be sure to consult a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

What is the definition or description of: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

Neurodegenerative: ALS is a neurodegenerative disease of the upper and lower motor neurons. There is a male predominance, and occurs most frequently between the ages of 50 - 60 years. While the most frequent form has a dire prognosis, it does have several variants, with different prognoses that can be prolonged with respect to survival. The diagnosis is based on the clinical findings and robust NCV/EMG studies. ...Read more

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Why are "family doctors" answering multiple sclerosis questions?! I have spotted inaccurate info being given. Only a neuro answer? 's

Part of a team: Your family doctor is usually the doc who makes the referrals and is often the one who helps treat complications, such as urinary tract infections, fatigue, associated injuries, medication reactions, and he/she keeps open the communication lines between different specialties. Coordination of medical care is critcal these days. ...Read more

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Whats "mitral sclerosis"?

Whats "mitral sclerosis"?

ABNORMAL THICKENING: 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. ...Read more

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What is corneal sclerosis?

What is corneal sclerosis?

Old term: This is an older term, but i think it is synonymous with band keratopathy. A degeneration of the cornea seen in eye with a chronically damaged cornea, resulting in opacification of the cornea. ...Read more

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