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Loss Of Normal Cervical Lordosis At C5 And C6
Had a laminectomy in 1988 at l5/s1. In 1991 X-ray revealed curvature at 3/4 and 5. Loss of disc height at l5/s1. Is this why I can't put on weight?
Interesting question: Superficial answer: no. However, details might influence the answer. Most typically, patients with back problems tend to gain weight (due to inactivity and stress-related eating). So, your biology is different. What is your inherent weight biology (historical weight character)? A smaller percent of people tend to loose weight with stress. Out of space. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Of the spine seen. From the side in terms of the natural sway of the lower back as well as in the neck. It is in the opposite direction of the roundness or kyphosis of the chest region or thoracic spine with the head balanced over the hips with these curves compensating each other to allow ...Read more
I have moderate effacement and compression of anterior surface of cord at c-4-c6 . Also disc ht loss at t9-10 . Would this cause up back pain for 1 yr?
Help i did an MRI of my cervical spine and the result was posterior disc herniations as noted at c-4 c-5 with impingement straightening and reversal of the normal curvature on the saggital views.
Mild disc space narrowing as noted at c-4 c-5. Posterior d
Hi, : Hi, what are your concerns/specific questions? These results discribed are disk disease/degenerative changes, there is nothing described to tell of how sever eit is so it is difficult to know what the extent is without seeing the images. The most important thing concerning the MRI is to make sure the finding are consistent with your symptoms in order to tell if it is of any concern. As we age, most of us have the abnormalities as described in your report, but the importance is deciding if this is the cause of your symptoms. This should be done by your doctor. Let me know if i can be of further assistance. Dr khoury usradreview.Com [email protected] ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello sir... I have MRI of cervical spine.. My report is mild straighting of cervical curvature.. Complete block of C4 and C5 vertebrae?
It appears that : The slight straightening may either suggest that your body was positioned in such a way that this came about or reflecting some muscle spasm. The block vertebra is a congenital or something you were born with which may also be a sign of other possible congenital issues in your spine or body so see a spine specialist if symptoms persist ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What all can a slight reversal of lordosis at the c5-6 Disk and spurring at the anterior margins of the mid and lower cervical disc cause ? Diag 3 yrs
What it means?"mri results:there's maintenance of cervical lordosis. At level c5-c6 minimal disc bulge. Is cervical lordosis normal in my case?
On going pain after 1 year status post posterior cervical fusion at C5 and C6 levels. Headaches, right arm tingling. No decompression was done prior to procedure. Inflammation found at back of skull ?
Pain after PSIF neck: Not normal. Could be related to screw against nerve, pseudoarthrosis, incomplete decompression, nerve damage that didn't heal, missed or new problem. I would start with ct to see if bone healed and decompressed, and find out exactly where screws are. If negative, MRI to identify new or different problem. Get a diagnosis and it will help treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi doctors, was just wondering what is cervical spondylosis and C5 - C6 and C6 -c7 disc shows diffuse circumferential bulge?
This means that you: Have arthritis setting in at a couple levels in your neck (spondylosis) at specific joints in your spine with possible inflammation from this irritation as well. The diffuse circumferential bulges suggest degenerative disc disease and flattening of your discs, from either past trauma or disc issues that are causing them to bulge beyond the vertebral bodies. Hope that helps! ...Read more
What does a mild upper thoracic curvature convex to the left mean? I also have mild wedging of the T11 and T12 vertebral bodies with loss of approximately 5% of vertebral height. Is this concerning?
Spinal alignment: Spinal alignment varies from person to person, and can change suddenly with a fracture, or be abnormal from a childhood curve, such a scoliosis. Since your findings are mild, they may be just your "normal" variation. That is, everybody is shaped a little differently, but it doesn't cause a problem for most. If you have pain, a change in your posture, or an injury, see a spinal specialist. ...Read more
Grade 2 anterolisthesis L5 on s1 with severe loss of disk height. Moderate loss of disk height at l3-4 and l4-5. Pars defect at l5. Right leg goes numb after standing still for 5 min or more. Surgery?
Spinal pain: It certainly time to consider advanced treatments, diagnosis, and possibly surgery. You have a bad spine with multiple pathologies. It's important to figure out if you have active ongoing nerve damage. An EMG will give you the information that you need. If you don't have active nerve damage try everything else (injections, decompression, chiro, pt) before surgery as many can avoid surgery. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
My X-ray report says "slight reversal of the normal cervical lordosis at C4 and c5" what kind of injury is this? I know it's "straightening"
Cervical Laminectomy: A laminectomy will remove the posterior arch of the vertebra over the spinal cord typically for stenosis. With this bone removal, the paraspinal muscles lose their attachment point and can contribute to abnormal alignment changes of the cervical spine. A laminoplasty does not eliminate the bone and ligaments over the spinal cord but reshapes the spinal canal and is preferable in my hands. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Please explain: T12 to S1 the intervertebral disks are dessicated w/a decrease in signal intensity and decrease in disc height at L2/3 level. TY.
Disk degeneration: The disk is made of two types of cartilage: a softer inner nucleus pulposis and a fibrous stiffer annulus fibrosis. As we age, the connective tissue of the body dries out and becomes stiffer, producing wrinkles and bulges in our skin. Other parts of our body sag and bulge as we age, including disks. Disk degeneration is part of the normal aging process past adolescence, as seen on your MRI. ...Read more
Had lumbar MRI for acute butt pain. Says " loss of disc height seen at the l4/5 and l5/s1 levels. Degenerative changes of the sacroiliac joints.
Normal? Mild straightening normal cervical lordosis maybe positional. Minimal grade 1 anterolisthesis C3 on C4 and C4 on C5 minimal grade 1 retrolisthesis of C5 on C6. Degenerative change disc ridge complexes C4-5 and C5-6. Dens intact. No fracture.
There's grade 2 anterolisthesis of L5 on s1 with severe loss of disk height. Moderate loss of disk height at l3-4 and l4-5. Pars defects l5. Needsurg?
Not necessarily: Those findings are relatively common, especially in persons who have practiced sports in their younger age. Surgery is only recommended on the basis of disabling symptoms, and after conservative treatment and alternative measures such as epidural injections have failed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lumbar lordotic curvature is reduced. Loss of T2WI hyperintensity is seen at L4-5 & L5-S1 disc levels suggestive of desiccative disc change. ?
Degenerative disc: As we age we do develop gradual degenerative disc disease, a "wear and tear", and not unique to see desiccation or drying out of disc structure, which can shrink. This is NOT an indication for either surgery or injections, and best handled by good nutrition, sleep, and exercise. If you have low back pain, a physical therapy program can benefit. ...Read more
A recent spine X-ray shows loss of volume of t10 and t12, also degenerative disc disease between l3-l4 and l4-l5 what do these both mean?
Arthritis -- Spine: What are you describing is arthritis of various levels of your spine. Loss of volume describes damage to the intervertebral disc (loss of water), less cushion. Degenerative joint at l-4 and l-5, signify arthritic degeration of the vertebrae - facet and foraminal narrowing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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