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Partial fusion of C7 and t1 vertebral bodies with rudimentary intervening disk and bony fusion of right facet joint. is this serious? implications?

Partial fusion of C7 and t1 vertebral bodies with rudimentary intervening disk and bony fusion of right facet joint. is this serious? implications?

See a Neurosurgeon -: who will examine you and take it from there. Without knowing how all this is affecting you, it'll be difficult for anyone to answer your questions. You were born with these and it might be causing some stiffness in your neck motion(maybe!!), otherwise I don't think it'll be causing anything else. Good Luck. ...Read more

Fusion (Definition)

A fusion gets rid of a joint or disk between to bones, getting the bones to join together with bone between them. If successful, it eliminates almost all the motion between the bones. Sometimes fusion simply occur as a result of disease, rarely from aging. Most of the time ...Read more


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Can bone spurs and disc bulges of the cervical spine disappear over 6 years?

Can bone spurs and disc bulges of the cervical spine disappear over 6 years?

Usually no.: These findings are typically produced from longstanding wear and tear and do not spontaneously resolve. ...Read more

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With degenerative disc disease, facet arthrosis, nerve compression, buldging discs lumbar and cervical regions, synovial cyst posterior lumbar region in spine, continueum spasms, the need of surgery is the option as of now. I have been through all treatme

With degenerative disc disease, facet arthrosis, nerve compression, buldging discs lumbar and cervical regions, synovial cyst posterior lumbar region in spine, continueum spasms, the need of surgery is the option as of now. I have been through all treatme

Unsure of question: Most surgeons exhaust non-operative care before recommending surgery. Non-operative care can include medications (anti-infammatory arthritis type medicine or pain medications), physical therapy, activity modification, exercise, bracing, chiropractic care, interventional pain management (injections), or alternative medical approaches. ...Read more

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What happens to the neck bones in cervical spondylosis?

What happens to the neck bones in cervical spondylosis?

Osteophytes: The vertebrae of the the spinal column become irregularly thickened and may have irregular projections. These irregularities cause narrowing of the spinal canal and impinge on the spinal cord leading to neurological deficits. ...Read more

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What causes head and neck pain for arthritis in the cervical spine?

What causes head and neck pain for arthritis in the cervical spine?

Facet Disease: Arthritis of the cervical spine is also known as cervical facet disease. Facet joints are small joints in the back part of the spine that can be responsible for neck pain and headaches. ...Read more

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Describe anatomy of the spine and spinal cord?

Describe anatomy of the spine and spinal cord?

Hmmm: Can't be described in 400 characters. Probably can't be appropriately described in a 400 page text book. There are 7 cervical vertebrae, 12 rib bearing thoracic vertebrae, 5 non-rib bearing lumbar vertebrae (there are normal variants to these by the way) .There are 5 fused sacral vertebrae, and usually 3 vestigial coccygeal bones. The spinal cord extends from the brain down to about l1/l2, and.... ...Read more

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Is osteopathic manipulation of the spine, especially the upper cervical spine, safe?

Is osteopathic manipulation of the spine, especially the upper cervical spine, safe?

Yes, as long as: The manipulations are done with your neck in neutral or flexed, but never extended. The only serious complications during manipulation (chiropractic or osteopathic) is when the "cracking" techniques are done with your neck in extension. Maneuvers. If you are understandably stressed, ask for more soft tissue, muscle energy and fascial, and less articulatory and they should understand and respect it. ...Read more

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My MRI report say this: levoconvex curvature of the lumbar spine. The spinal cord terminates at the inferior aspect of the t12 vertebral body.Meaning?

My MRI report say this: levoconvex curvature of the lumbar spine. The spinal cord terminates at the inferior aspect of the t12 vertebral body.Meaning?

Doctor speak: We need to sound smart. It basically means a bit of a scoliosis i the lower spine with the apex of the curve pointed to the left. The spinal cord is ending at the bottom of the last thoracic vertebrae, which isn't to far from normal. Speak to your doctor and they can likely go over the actual films with you and show you what they mean. ...Read more

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"Facet enlargement in the lower lumbar spine and multilevel degen disc narrowing.There is foraminal stenosis, greatest on the r side @ L4-L5" Meaning?

"Facet enlargement in the lower lumbar spine and multilevel degen disc narrowing.There is foraminal stenosis, greatest on the r side @ L4-L5" Meaning?

These findings are: all part of the spectrum of degenerative arthritis. The facets are small joints between the posterior parts of successive vertebral bodies. Foraminal stenosis means that the opening(foramen) that the nerve root exits the spinal canal through is narrowed, usually by degenerative disease, and may be pinching the nerve root, in your case the right L4 nerve root exiting the L4-L5 foramen. ...Read more

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In WHIPLASH INJURY the nerves originating from spine inside vertebral column, CAN NERVES SNAP OUT? Due to rapid movement of neck.

In WHIPLASH INJURY the nerves originating from spine inside vertebral column, CAN NERVES SNAP OUT?  Due to rapid movement of neck.

No: Short of a traumatic displaced fracture or dislocation of the spine, the nerves do not "snap out" of their normal position. They are protected by strong ligaments and the bone architecture of the vertebral column that would have to be disrupted for them to move into an abnormal position. ...Read more

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Can lower back issues like compressed ,bulging disks, or Spondylosis of the lumbar spine cause numbness in the soles of your feet?

Can lower back issues like compressed ,bulging disks, or Spondylosis of the lumbar spine cause numbness in the soles of your feet?

Yes, but: Stop guessing and see your doctor, as you could be correct if you are compressing bilateral S-1 roots, but instead, you could have peripheral neuropathy or even tarsal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Straightening of the cervical lordosis. Lots of upper neck pain. Treatment?

Eval by PM&R: Would be advisable to see a physiatrist. Would consider physical therapy, ice/heat pack, nsaid if no aspirin allergy, and hep program. Also, should be aware of posture and activities that could be worsening problem. So if picking heavy objects should avoid it. Also, consider ergonomic adjustment in work environment so that neck is in neutral position. Cervical pillow could also be bought. ...Read more

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Vertebrae pain in upper spinal cord between shoulder blades. Would this require surgery?

Vertebrae pain in upper spinal cord between shoulder blades. Would this require surgery?

Rarely as most : Problems are treated without surgery unless the symptoms are related to a tumor, infection or unstable spine fracture or occasionally, a disc herniation. Most spine source pain is treated non operatively. However, not all pain in this area arises from the spine and could be from an ulcer or other referred source. So if it does not improve or worsens, see your doctor. ...Read more

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MRI:Straightening of lumbarspine with suggestion of sacralisation of L5 vertebral body.Mild posterior disc bulge seen at L4-5 level Cause of backpain?

MRI:Straightening of lumbarspine with suggestion of sacralisation of L5 vertebral body.Mild posterior disc bulge seen at L4-5 level
Cause of backpain?

Potentially : Degenerative disc disease, as described by your description of the protrusion at L4-5 , is one of the most common causes of back pain. Many options for treaent available. ...Read more

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Symptoms of arthritis in the spine?

Symptoms of arthritis in the spine?

Stiffness and pain: Stiffness and pain in the back suggest arthritis. X-ray may reveal the cause. ...Read more

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