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What does narrowing of the left neural foremen secondary to disc osteophyte complex mean? Thankyou.

What does narrowing of the left neural foremen secondary to disc osteophyte complex mean? Thankyou.

Just like it sounds:: Just kidding. It means that there is a bone spur/bulging disc that is putting pressure on a nerve coming out of your neck. If you are having symptoms in your left arm then this may be the reason. ...Read more

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Is severe left neural foraminal narrowing at c3-c4 dangerous?

It depends: Not really dangerous but is can cause nerve compression in that area and symptoms from that compression. Sometimes, however, it produces no symptoms. ...Read more

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What does this mean? Moderate left neural foraminal stenosis and abutment of the exiting L4 nerve root

What does this mean? Moderate left neural foraminal stenosis and abutment of the exiting L4 nerve root

Pain generator: This could be causing the left sided sciatic symptoms. Usually need to know more and do an exam to make sense of the pictures. ...Read more

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Moderate size left eccentric posterior disc protrusion at L5S1 causes sever narrowing of the left side of the central canal left neural foramen and?

Moderate size left eccentric posterior disc protrusion at L5S1 causes sever narrowing of the left side of the central canal left neural foramen and?

Most disc issues are: Treated without surgery with 10% needing surgery. Most respond to time with 12 weeks of non op care which can include. Physical therapy, medication, epidural steroid injections, activity modifications as well as life style changes of not smoking, regular exercise and weight control. If still symptomatic with leg pain more than back pain, a disectomy can be considered. ...Read more

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What does this mean MRI results c3-c4: left uncovertebral spurring results in moderate-to-severe stenosis of the left neural foramina.

What does this mean MRI results c3-c4: left uncovertebral spurring results in moderate-to-severe stenosis of the left neural foramina.

Possible impingement: It means that degenerative changes at that level are causing bone formation that is narrowing the opening where the C4 nerve root exits the canal. This can cause compression of the nerve root causing pain in that nerve's distribution (cervical radiculopathy). Your doctor can determine if you have pain that corresponds to that nerve root. ...Read more

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Posterior left disc herniation 6.3x10.5mm impinging on the left s1 nerve root also a degree of narrowing of the left neural foramen impinging L5 nerve?

Posterior left disc herniation 6.3x10.5mm impinging on the left s1 nerve root also a degree of narrowing of the left neural foramen impinging L5 nerve?

Disc protrusion: The L5-S1 disc is very susceptible to protrusion since it gets more load than most other lumbar discs. The disc is impinging on the nerve roots as they exits the spinal canal. Your neurologist might suggest conservative approaches like muscle strengthening exercises & physical therapy to help address your pain. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/herniateddisk. Html ...Read more

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What is moderate to severe left neural foraminal stenosis due to disc osteophyte left subarticular disc extursion w/ cranial and caudal migration?

What is moderate to severe left neural foraminal stenosis due to disc osteophyte left subarticular disc extursion w/ cranial and caudal migration?

Arthritis: :worn joint between bones making canal where nerves leave spinal cord tight (stenosis) and disc in between vertebrae are not where they ought to be. It is in the spinal canal moved above and below where they belong. ...Read more

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At c5-c6 small diffuse disc bulge, moderate to severe left neural foraminal stenosis secondary to facet disease?

At c5-c6 small diffuse disc bulge, moderate to severe left neural foraminal stenosis secondary to facet disease?

Question?: I am unsure what your specific question is. If these are the findings on a MRI/CT, the finding can be associated with cervical radiculopathy. The symptoms include pain in the lower neck, shoulder, arm, thumb and index finger. Treatments can range for medications, physical therapy, epidural injections to surgery. A spinal orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon can help decide on the best treatment. ...Read more

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Mri findings of lumbar report: moderate left neural forminal encroachment predominantly secondary to facet arthrosis. Please explain. Thank you?

Mri findings of lumbar report: moderate left neural forminal encroachment predominantly secondary to facet arthrosis. Please explain. Thank you?

Low back pain: The MRI findings that you describe are arthritis of the low back. There may be some pain radiating into the left hip and down the leg (sciatica) due to the overgrowth of the facet joint impinging on the nerve root. See a neurosurgeon to evaluate and treat the low back pain. ...Read more

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Disc bulge w/ post left lat disc protrusion c6-7 mild central/left neural foramina stenosis hemangioma seen w/in left lateral inferior aspect of c4?

Disc bulge w/ post left lat disc protrusion c6-7 mild central/left neural foramina stenosis hemangioma seen w/in left lateral inferior aspect of c4?

Disc herniation: Surgical intervention to the c6-c7 disc herniation is recommended or warranted if conservative care management fails to provide any adequate pain relief and/or progression of neurological deterioration. As for hemangioma and mild stenosis at c4, no surgery is recommended. ...Read more

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Had injury now multilevel spondylosis degenerative disk disease, bulging disks at t6-t7, t7-t8-t9 with small left neural foraminal herniation at t6-t7

Had injury now multilevel spondylosis degenerative disk disease, bulging disks at t6-t7, t7-t8-t9 with small left neural foraminal herniation at t6-t7

Symptoms?: It's hard to give advice without knowing what's bothering you. The mere presence of spondylolsis may not need any treatment at all. Most likely pt will suffice. ...Read more

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Broad based disc osteophyte complex effacing the cal sac at c5-6, c6-7, c7-t1 with mild right and moderate left neural foraminal narrowing at each?

Broad based disc osteophyte complex effacing the cal sac at c5-6, c6-7, c7-t1 with mild right and moderate left neural foraminal narrowing at each?

Neurosurgery consult: If you have symptoms of pain or neurological symptoms of numbness or weakness, it may be time to consult with a neurosurgeon to find out about the future need for possible surgery. I always recommend Neurosurgery for the neck. In the meantime, please see your primary care physician for pain treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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What is severe left neural foraminal narrowing at L3-4 secondary to mild broad disc Bulge and Facet Arthropathy Moderate L Neural at L4-5 and more.

What is severe left neural foraminal narrowing at L3-4 secondary to mild broad disc Bulge and Facet Arthropathy Moderate L Neural at L4-5 and more.

L3-4: Sounds like your reading a scan report. Why don't you bring them to the doctor who ordered them so he can explain them and correlate them to your symptoms. You might get a better appreciation of the scan findings if you do this. ...Read more

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I had MRI cervical spine w&w/o contrast. Impression says: c6-7 protrusion & spondylosis w/mild left neural foraminal compromise & c5-6. Pls explain?

I had MRI cervical spine w&w/o contrast. Impression says: c6-7 protrusion & spondylosis w/mild left neural foraminal compromise & c5-6. Pls explain?

Cervical Spine MRI: The findings identify degeneration of the discs in the cervical spine causing compression of two hole in your spine (c5-6, c6-7). If you are having left arm pain, this may be the cause. Otherwise the findings are a normal progression of spinal wear and tear of a 56 yo spine. Please review the findings with the physician who ordered the MRI or a surgeon specializing in spinal surgery. ...Read more

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Report says: Left sided neural foraminal stenosis with nerve root impingement at the L5-S1 level Is there anything I can do to relieve pain until tx.

A few steps: Even at age 82, you could try some stretching exercises, and even some McKenzie back exercises. Hot soaking in hot tub or bath may alleviate some of the discomfort. Some meds will interact with your warfarin. But you might be able to gain relief from simple OTC meds such as Aleve, (naproxen) ibuprofen, and maybe you could be candidate for epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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Mri shows that I have a cystic nodule of left thyroid lobe and a perineural tarlov cyst in left s2 (racepinephrine) neural foramen. Are these related? What are they?

Mri shows that I have a cystic nodule of left thyroid lobe and a perineural tarlov cyst in left s2 (racepinephrine) neural foramen. Are these related? What are they?

Tarlov cysts: Are an overwhelmingly unimportant finding so don't worry about it. The thyroid nodule is also most likely insignificant but ultrasound may be useful to take a second look so ask your clinician. The great majority of thyroid nodules are not cancerous. ...Read more

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What does hypertrophic change at the T9-T10 facets bilaterally -severe left, moderate right osseous neural foraminal stenosis mean? Lots of pain

What does hypertrophic change at the T9-T10 facets bilaterally -severe left, moderate right osseous neural foraminal stenosis mean? Lots of pain

Cause for back pain.: It means your main nerves coming from your spine that run through your vertebrae can be suffering of compression because overgrowth of the bony area is squeezing it/them. The pain is caused by the nerve itself that might be irritated by contact with the vertebra. Nerves transmit sensation so pain is triggered this way. F/u with your doctor to create a plan of action for treatment. ...Read more

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At L4-L5 annular tear and diffuse disc bulge causing narrowing of left lateral recess and neural foramen and abutting ipsilateral exiting nerve root.?

L5 radiculopathy: This sounds like an MRI report. There is anatomical evidence of the left L5 nerve root being irritated. This may cause numbness of the lateral lower left leg, weakness of bending the ankle upwards, and possibly a tingling or burning sensation. ...Read more

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What is mild right and mild to moderate left caudal narrowing of the neural foramia?

Neuro foraminal sten: Nerves exit out of the spinal column through small openings between the vertebra called neural foramen.
When there is constriction in these foramina is called neural foraminal stenosis/narrowing. It may cause compression on the exiting nerves. ...Read more

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Both neural foramina are severely narrowed and exiting C7 nerve root may be compressed, but my pain is in the left side-shoulder/arm. How can this be?

Both neural foramina are severely narrowed and exiting C7 nerve root may be compressed, but my pain is in the left side-shoulder/arm. How can this be?

?????: There is not enough detail in what you have quoted from the report to understand your question. You need to repost with more text from that part of the report. ...Read more

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Back pain L1 L2 there is a milddegenerative disc change with a small left lateral disc protrusion into the inferior aspect of the neural foramen

Back pain L1 L2 there is a milddegenerative disc change with a small left lateral disc protrusion into the inferior aspect of the neural foramen

This: This sounds like an excerpt from an MRI or myelogram of the lower spine. What's being described is a fairly typical finding for someone with degenerative disc disease and is not by itself too worrisome. If, on the other hand, you are having some back pain or some pain radiating down your left leg, then this disc problem could certainly explain those symptoms.

There are a lot of things that can be done to treat this problem--if it is symptomatic--ranging from physical therapy to local steroid injections to surgery. I agree with the previous answer, which was that you should consider seeing a spine specialist, though I would add that going straight to surgery would probably be overly aggressive. ...Read more

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My Dr left a inter stem lead in me on the right side of the pelvis right S3 or S4 neural foramen?

My Dr left a inter stem lead in me on the right side of the pelvis right S3 or S4 neural foramen?

Interstim: The interstim lead is usually placed in the S3 foramen. There are two parts to this procedure. The first part is an evaluation or trial for a few days. If your symptoms improve then you can proceed to the permanent interstim implant. ...Read more

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C4-c5 severe right neural foramen narrowing, mod left. C5-c6 mod bilateral narrowing. C6-c7 severe bilateral narrowing. Cause of chronic chest pain?

C4-c5 severe right neural foramen narrowing, mod left. C5-c6 mod bilateral narrowing. C6-c7 severe bilateral narrowing. Cause of chronic chest pain?

Probably not: It is probably not from your neck or cervical spine. However; it could be from thoracic spine. Consider having it evaluated. ...Read more

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Left sided headaches, 3/12. L side face ear has neural Pain. If this is Temporal artiritis. What damage could of happened with time? What else could?

Left sided headaches, 3/12. L side face ear has neural Pain. If this is Temporal artiritis. What damage could of happened with time? What else could?

See your PCP: Facial pain and headaches have a long list of possible causes but the diagnosis can often be made by a good history, examination, tests and imaging. Remember, proper diagnosis is a key to successful treatment. ...Read more

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Degenerative endplate change at c3/c4 and c5/c6 levels. No widening of the prevertebral soft tissue space. No significant neural foraminal compromise on right side, left side prominent osteophytes encroach into the neural foramen at the c5/c6 level?

Wear & tear: This report is describing wear and tear type arthritic changes that are common in many people as they age. Have you had previous old injuries or played a heavy contact sport? The osteophytes are bony growths that go along with this type of arthritis. The neural foramen is where the nerves come out of your spine so could explain pain you may get from your neck in the outer aspect of your arm. ...Read more