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Intervertebral Disc Disorder With Myelopathy Cervical Region
Cord compression due: To disc issue in the neck region usually with degenerative disc disease ; a small spinal canal diameter. Prior history of neck injury can accelerate degenerative changes ; smokers accelerate this rate 4x over a nonsmoker. A herniated large disc can cause a myelopathy which is cord compression but it is most often associated with degeneration leading to a too narrow spinal canal for the cord. ...Read more
Spinal discs are located between the vertebrae (blocks of bone) of the spine (expect the upper 2). They act like shock absorbers and are also important in allowing our spines to be flexible. They have a tough outer rim made of strong fibers and a fleshier shock-absorbing tissue in the center. These "shocks" can wear out with routine life activities, age and injuries. They can ...Read more
Is it possible to have cervical radiculopathy and intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy cervical region?
Can cervical radiculopathy and intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy, cervical region cause bladder problems? "
Nonsensical: The spinal cord ends at about l-2, and most common disc issues are present at l4-5, and l-5-s-1. In order for a disc to affect the spinal cord, we are talking about a problem in the lower thoracic spine, or a rather unusual high lumbar disc fragment, perhaps. Myelopathy means involvement of spinal cord, so are we really using the term incorrectly here? Ask your doc about this. ...Read more
And the question IS?: I'm afraid your question mark should really be a comma if anything. I'm not catching your drift. Are you asking for a list of symptoms associated with IVD disease without myelopathy....or if one could even exist without the other? Perhaps, you're copying something out of a report? Revamp your question and send through again. ...Read more
Have displacement of lumber intervertebral disc w/o myelopathy follow up treatment fluoroscopy procedure snr consider myelogram can I work again hurts?
Need more info: I think I may be able to answer your question, but I'm uncertain what it is. Can you pm me? ...Read more
Is it common for a 29 yr old to have thoracic spondylosis without myelopathy and degeneration of lumbosacral intervertebral disc issues? Treatment?
Not very common: Not very common in my experience. Any hx. Of trauma? Otherwise, typically conservative tx. PT, etc. ...Read more
How often does a discitis or other infection occur when you do a discogram or nucleoplasty in cervical intervertebral disc?
Very rarely: Very rarely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Mri of cervical spine says there is disc space desiccation from c3c4 through c5c6 intervertebral disc space level. What does it mean?
Degenerative change: Means that the disc, which is a sort of "cushion" between the vertebral bodies, is losing elasticity due to chemical alterations in its substance, generally associated with aging and wear and tear. It is an early manifestation of degenerative disc disease/arthritis. Very common, likely not to cause symptoms as an isolated finding. No treatment per se, no follow up if this is the only finding. ...Read more
What does it mean when there's slight narrowing of c5-c6 intervertebral disc in cervical-spine xray result?
Had neck MRI final result said DEGENERATION OF CERVICAL INTERVERTEBRAL DISC OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYMPTOMS REFERABLE TO LIMBS what does this mean?
Can I expect a partially black (30%black 70% white) intervertebral disc to resorb? What about a 50%black 50% white?
Could you tell me the difference between annulus fibrosus and nucleus pulposus in intervertebral disc?
Shell vs jelly:
Annulus is the rings of connective tissue, like cartilage, that form the outer part of the disk. Nucleus pulposis is the jelly filling.
A herniated disc occurs when the jelly squirts out of the shell whereas a "protrusion" occurs when a part of the annulus is pooching out. ...Read more
What does cervical region shows echogenic endometrium with 5x5mm size irregular cystic area with mild hypervascularity mean. Is it decidual tissue.?
Doubtful: Decidual tissue is only present when you are pregnant. Assuming you are not pregnant, these findings on you ultrasound could represent a uterine polyp, a fibroid or a cancer in the uterus. You might want to consider having a biopsy of the inside of the uterus or a hysteroscopy. A hysteroscopy is a procedure where you look into the uterus with a small camera. Best wishes! ...Read more
Bulging disc: The disc at the l5-s1 level is bulging and causing pressure on the spinal sack, but not causing nerve compression. Most of this type of findings on MRI are asymptomatic or possibly a cause of back pain. Core strengthening, pain management, and rarely surgery can improve symptoms. ...Read more
What compromises intervertebral disc integrity more- shearing (side to side) forces or vertical pressure?
Both: Both forces can lead to disk problems. ...Read more
Spine problems it hurst badbly when I bend down? I googled it and found that it migh be intervertebral disc. How do I treat this? What should I do?
See a doctor: First things first- find out the exact cause for the pain. Then let the doctor advise you what the best treatments available for the problem. ...Read more
Mri report says there is a mild disc space height loss at c5c6 intervertebral disc space level. Interpretation please?
Disk degeneration: Some degeneration of the disc in disc space between the vertebrae can manifests as disk narrowing. ...Read more
I felt a soft moveable lymph node in the back of my neck. (posterial cervical region) very small 1cm or less. Is this normal too feel?
Might be normal: A small, soft, mobile lymph node may be normal especially if you are a thin person. On the other hand, you will want to get checked out to make sure that there is no underlying health condition causing the nodes to be more apparent. ...Read more
What is mild lossof intervertebral disc heights atc4-5, c5-6& significant narrowing of right neural exitforamen c5-6&mild narrowing of c6-7?
Wear and tear: The description is of some typical degenerative changes of the cervical spine. The significance would be determined by a clinician doing the appropriate assessment including history taking and physical examination ...Read more
Few dr suggested for surgery few for medicines for lv3-lv4 n lv5 intervertebral disc levels (i have already asked for), im doing therapy now, is that ok?
Yes: Surgery is elective, and usually chosen as an option by the patient who has failed all other means of treating his/her symptoms (meaning meds, injections, physical therapy, if appropriate weight loss, e stim, etc.). If you get to the point when pain or neurological deficit is interfering with day to day activities despite other tx, then talk to ur doc about surgery. ...Read more
I have lowe back pain. X-ray shows lost intervertebral disc space....What is the managment and tretment?
Work Up: The first step is a comprehensive history and physical with correlation of studies and how your life is impacted by back pain or radicular symptoms/sciatica/leg pain. Management and treatment range from the very conservative such as anti-inflammatories and physical therapy to epidurals and other interventions. Surgery is usually a last resort. ...Read more
In the cervical region an echogenic area was noted which appears to be vascular with a central feeding vessel what does this mean?
Thyroid?: Was it an ultrasound of your thyroid gland in your neck or of your pelvis? ...Read more
Woke up and I had a loud pop from my cervical region followed by sharp unbearable pain, tried aspirin, hot bath and biomat. Hasn't really improved?
Cervical pain: May need an anti inflammatory and muscle relaxer if it persists ...Read more
What does loss of intervertebral disc height and right sided broad -based disc bulge mean? Thankyou.
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- Intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy lumbar region
- Lumbar intervertebral disc without myelopathy
- Displacement of lumbar intervertebral disc without myelopathy
- Lumbar disc disorder with myelopathy
- Degeneration of lumbar intervertebral disc
- Displacement of lumbar intervertebral disc
- Prolapse of lumbar intervertebral disc
- Displacement of lumbar intervertebral disc
- Displacement of cervical intervertebral disc without myelopathy