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Doctor insights on: Intervertebral Disc Disorder With Myelopathy Cervical Region

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What is intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy cervical region?

What is 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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Spinal Disc (Definition)

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


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Can cervical radiculopathy and intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy, cervical region cause bladder problems? "

Can cervical radiculopathy and intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy, cervical region cause bladder problems? "

Yes, it can: Based on the information provided -- intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy in the cervical region can cause bladder dysfunction as the spinal cord is compressed by the disc. ...Read more

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What is intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy lumbar region?

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

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Symptoms of Intervertebral disc displacement lumbar w/o myelopathy?

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

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Mri say there is a reversal in normal cervical lordosis most at c4c5 intervertebral disc space level. What does that mean?

Reversed curve: Cervical Lordosis is the normal curvature of the cervical spine, curving gently outward towards the front of the neck. Reversal of lordosis is just what it sounds like: the curve reverses and curves toward the back of the neck. Potential causes include muscle spasm. ...Read more

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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

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What does it mean when there's slight narrowing of c5-c6 intervertebral disc in cervical-spine xray result?

Mild arthritis: What u describe is mild arthritis, the key issue is if u have any radicular symptoms that is to say...Numbness in your hand or weakness then it needs to be checked. ...Read more

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Had neck MRI final result said DEGENERATION OF CERVICAL INTERVERTEBRAL DISC OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYMPTOMS REFERABLE TO LIMBS what does this mean?

Had neck MRI final result said DEGENERATION OF CERVICAL INTERVERTEBRAL DISC OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYMPTOMS REFERABLE TO LIMBS what does this mean?

Degeneration: Basically mean arthritic changes at the disc space. As for the other part of the statement about musculoskeletal symptoms, I'm not sure what it means in the context of an MRI report. It is referencing symptoms, not MRI findings. ...Read more

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What exactly is a sequestrated lumbar intervertebral disc?

What exactly is a sequestrated lumbar intervertebral disc?

Separated: There are different degrees of herniation. The most severe degree is sequestered. It just means a piece of disc has ruptured through the back wall of the disc into the nerve canal and then migrated away to the extent it is no longer in contact with the disc. ...Read more

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Hypoechogenic lymph nodes in cervical region 8x4 mm and 2.3 x 4cm found on US with normal wbc?

Who's worried?: Cancerous lymph nodes are obviously abnormal clinically. If you feel well and the imaging specialist is not concerned, I'd consider these lymph nodes to be your friends -- they almost certainly are -- and leave them alone. ...Read more

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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

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What does cervical region shows echogenic endometrium with 5x5mm size irregular cystic area with mild hypervascularity mean. Is it decidual tissue.?

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

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What is bulging intervertebral disc with sac effacement en l-5s1?

What is bulging intervertebral disc with sac effacement en l-5s1?

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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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

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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

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What does it mean when you have a mild intervertebral disc space narrowing at the t11/12 level?

Nothing: Probably means nothing and was read by a radiologist who knows nothing about you. Mri scans in 100 people your age will show ' something abnormal' in a disc space about 40-50% of the time. See your md if you are otherwise concerned.! ...Read more

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What does loss of intervertebral disc height and right sided broad -based disc bulge mean? Thankyou.

What does loss of intervertebral disc height and right sided broad -based disc bulge mean? Thankyou.

Just an IMAGE: MRI is just an image. It is done to confirm a clinical diagnosis. Is it normal? No. Does it matter? It depends on the reason why your doctor referred you for this study. And it is sure NOT a reason to get upset. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Intervertebral Disc (Definition)

Our vertebral column is comprised of vertebrae which are separated by discs which provide a cushioning effect. The disc contains a gelatinous substance surrounded by a fibrous net to contain. Over time, may rupture, dry out, or deteriorate, but ...Read more


Dr. Larry Armstrong
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Spinal Cord Disease (Definition)

Spinal cord disease is a condition where the nerves of the spinal cord are injured or infected. This affects their function and causes ...Read more