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Facet Thermal Ablation Thoracic Spine
For Back Pain: Lumbar facet injections are meant to be diagnostic and not therapeutic to see if the facets are the cause of back pain. They should always be done under fluoroscopic guidance and pain always should be recorded on a scale for 6 hours following the procedure. If greater than 50% relief for at least six hours this proves facet mediated pain and a rhizotomy may be indicated for longer lasting relief. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
This is used by different specialists to destroy excess tissue growth such as in benign prostate hypertrophy done by urologists as an office procedure or to destroy tumors in internal organs that can be precisely hit by the catetherization of their blood supply in that ...Read more
Can facet joint nerve ablation mask potentially serious thoracic spine conditions? Does facet joint disease continue to progress even after procedure.
Mri: moderate disc protrusion l5,annular tear,moderate facet joint hypertrophy entire lumbar spine,grade1 spondylolisthsis l5,L1L2 and L5S1 spur, bad?
L3-l5 minor degenerative facet change. No impingement.L5-s1 bilateral degenerative facet change.No impingement. Conclusion no radicular impingment?
What would cause cervical spondylosis, central canal stenosis, disc osteophyte complexes, mild cord impingement, cervical straightening in 43 y/o?
Orthopedic: Mri shows right foraminal narrowing (moderate-sev) but notes no central cervical spinal canal stenosis. Any impingement into spinal cord?
Unfortunately....no: As an osteopathic physician, whose practice includes "manipulative therapy, " it is my opinion that spinal stenosis is not correctable with any form of manipulation or physical medicine. This is unfortunately a surgical condition, and i would professionally recommend a consultation with a neurosurgeon, vs. An orthopedist. Your condition requires more expertise, and your end result will be better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
MRI impression:mild disc bulge C3-C4,mild lumbar hypertrophic disease in facet joints, may-thurner syn,ovarian venous incompetency.Neuro says normal?
Spinal MRI- multilevel disk & facet degen. scar tissue encasing S1,roots, Bulges &herniations, flat vent. dural sac, narrow foramin/spinal. Bad pain?
Degenerative disease: These findings may be the cause of your back pain. But how to take care of the pain is a whole other concern. You may do well with a combination of pain pills, muscle relaxants, physical therapy, and pain patches or liniments. Rheumatologists and orthopedists can give injections after doing tests to pinpoint the location and mechanism of the pain, such as pinched nerves. Lastly operation if need ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lumbar spine-3herniated discs,impigment nerves,buldging discs,central stenosis and facet arthopathy do i need surgery or just injections?
Help me understand MRI report. The spinal cord terminus is at the mid L1 multilevel facet arthropathy. Minimal facet arthropathy. ?
What does this mean CT spine scan: disc narrowing, spur formation c6-7.Variable degrees of uncovertebral facet hypertrophy. No spondylolisthesis ect.
Structural changes: With a history of neck injury in 2007, the ct results most likely describe the changes in your spine since the accident. It will be useful to compare your scan to previous studies, looking for deterioration. Check with your doctor to see if the ct changes are old or new, and whether further evaluation or treatment is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post fusion 2009: now l4-5 right facet joint arthrosis, severe neural foriminal stenosis with some compression. Surgery needed?
LLumbar Stenosis: Either an Orthopaedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in spine or a neurosurgeon can help you with lumbar stenosis. Many times conservative treatment with therapy and injections and medications can give one relief of painful symptoms. Hope this help. Take care. Joe Wilson ...Read more
Different surgeries: Spinal decompression surgery is performed nerve root impingement-usually from bone or ligaments in the spinal canal or where the nerve roots exit-the neuroforamena. Generally called a laminectomy, it involves removing bone and ligament from the spine. A spinal fusion locks together two or more segments of the spine, usually with screws and rods. Bone is added as well to allow the bones to knit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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