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Doctor insights on: Hypertrophic Degenerative Facet Disease

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I have mild lumbar hypertrophic disease in the facet joints with ligamentum flavum thickening. Will it progress or can it be reversed?

I have mild lumbar hypertrophic disease in the facet joints with ligamentum flavum thickening. Will it progress or can it be reversed?

Progressive: This is a progressive condition. It is unusual for a 27 years old to develop significant degenerative disease. There may be mechanical factors like scoliosis, leg length discrepency or abnormalities of the joints of the lower limbs. A physiatrist or experienced physical therapist may be able to help. Read more

Hypertrophy (Definition)

Hypertrophy is an increase in size of an organ or tissue, or a particular part of the body. Examples include muscle hypertrophy due to lifting weights, ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of a ventricle of the heart) due to high blood pressure or other heart disorders, or prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of ...Read more


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What is lumbar hypertrophic disease in facet joints and thickening of the ligamentum flavum? Mild-moderate facet hypertrophy L3-S1, lig flav thick L3-L4

What is lumbar hypertrophic disease in facet joints and thickening of the ligamentum flavum? Mild-moderate facet hypertrophy L3-S1, lig flav thick L3-L4

It means there are: Degenerative changes occurring leading to enlargement of the small joints of the spine (2at each level) along with degenerative enlargement of a ligament that connects each segment or level of the spine that could eventually lead to an overall narrowing of the spinal canal which may lead to a condition known as spinal stenosis. Smoking, being obese & a family hx of arthritis can accelerate it. Read more

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What is multilevel facet degenerative hypertrophy?

What is multilevel facet degenerative hypertrophy?

Arthritis.: It is a relatively normal finding in the spine as we age. Sometimes, bone spur formation can put pressure on nearby nerves and pinch them, causing lots of pain, weakness, or numbness. If you are concerned, speak to your physician. Read more

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Is this serious? Hypertrophic degenerative findings of endplates and lower lumbar facet joints bilaterally

Is this serious? Hypertrophic degenerative findings of endplates and lower lumbar facet joints bilaterally

Osteoarthritis: These findings indicate the presence of osteoarthritis of the spine caused by wear and tear and this is a common disorder of the spine. This is not a life threatening condition although chronic back discomfort may be seen from the osteoarthritis. Morning back stiffness is a common complaint with degenerative arthritis of the spine. Read more

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What is facet hypertrophy?

What is facet hypertrophy?

Arthritis: The spine has disks and facet joints at each level. The disks in the front of the spine begin to wear initially. This is followed by loss of height at the disk and then the facet joints begin to wear out. The body builds bone spurs around the joint which is facet hypertrophy in an attempt to stabilize the joint. This is typical of arthritis in hips, knees, knuckles etc. Read more

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What is facet hypertrophy with 2 mm anterolisthesis?

What is facet hypertrophy with 2 mm anterolisthesis?

Malalignment: Degeneration of the spine occurs typically with some disk dehydration followed by facet joint enlargement (hypertrophy). In some patients this will lead to joint capsule laxity allowing the vertebrae to slide forward on the vertebrae below. This is called an anterolisthesis or spondylolisthesis. Read more

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What is mild facet and ligamentous hypertrophy?

What is mild facet and ligamentous hypertrophy?

Facet Arthropathy: Could be facet arthropathy/arthritis. There are joints in the spine where the bones articulate and can develop bone spurs and cause the clicking with pain typically with extension. I would consider seeing a pain/spine specialist to see if facet injections or radio frequency ablation would be helpful for you. Read more

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What is bilateral facet and ligamentous hypertrophy?

What is bilateral facet and ligamentous hypertrophy?

Facet Ligament hyper: The process of degeneration in the back part of the spinal canal. The joint (facet) breaks down and will increase (hypertrophy) in size. This is a normal aging process is most spines. If the enlargement compresses nerves, leg pain may clinically be present. Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is multilevel facet hypertrophy?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is multilevel facet hypertrophy?

Facet Arthropathy: Could be facet arthropathy/arthritis. There are joints in the spine where the bones articulate and can develop bone spurs and cause the clicking with pain typically with extension. I would consider seeing a pain/spine specialist to see if facet injections or radio frequency ablation would be helpful for you. Read more

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What is bilateral facet and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy?

What is bilateral facet and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy?

Degeneration: Hypertropy of the facets and ligamentum flavum refers to the expansion of these structures in the setting of degeneration. These can cause stenosis (narrowing) with compromise of the nerves going to the legs, as well as back pain. Read more

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What is: bony facet & uncovert hypertrophy & bony ridging, resultg in multi-level severe foraminal encroachment, most notb right c45, bilat c56 & c67?

What is: bony facet & uncovert hypertrophy & bony ridging, resultg in multi-level severe foraminal encroachment, most notb right c45, bilat c56 & c67?

Neck arthritis: This means that you have quite a bit of cervical spine arthritis. The nerves that exit from your spine going towards your shoulder and arms are being compressed due to the bony arthritic overgrowth. Some people who have this have no symptoms. Others can have severe neck pain and arm pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, and muscle loss. Hope this helps! Read more

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What are the causes of moderate facet joint hypertrophy?

What are the causes of moderate facet joint hypertrophy?

Aging and: Aging will lead to degeneration of the facet joints as can injury or trauma which can accelerate this process as can smoking which degenerates the discs which alters the mechanics of the spine segments creating more stresses on the facet joints leading to degeneration. Underlying rheumatologic conditions will affect these joints too. Read more

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What is advanced hypertrophic change of the facet joints?

What is advanced hypertrophic change of the facet joints?

Facet Arthropathy: Could be facet arthropathy/arthritis. There are joints in the spine where the bones articulate and can develop bone spurs and cause the clicking with pain typically with extension. I would consider seeing a pain/spine specialist to see if facet injections or radio frequency ablation would be helpful for you. Read more

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Treatments for hypertrophy flavum in facet joints?

Treatments for hypertrophy flavum in facet joints?

You may need: Facet joint injections, radiofrequency ablation and even things like platelet rich plasma, prolotherapy or even stem cell therapies. Try to find a physician that does all of these to get the most options for treatment for you. 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

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