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Mild Disc Desiccation
Disc dehydrated: It is mild dehydration of the disc, suggesting damage to the blood supply of the disc and foretelling a decay cycle and aging of the disc. In and of itself, not important to worry about unless associated with severe symptoms, then needs proper consideration and evaluation.
Can mild disc desiccation reverse itself one study says its there and one study says its not I'm confused same goes for disc bulges what to believe?
No: The reason for the difference is the tuning of the signal as it is read on the film. The fluid dries out of a disc that is injured. The injury is there because of ligament that are loose in the back. If you have the pain, contact a doctor that does prolotherapy to help you. Visit www. Getprolo. Com or www. Aaomed. Org to learn about prolotherapy and find a doctor to help you.See 1 more doctor answer
What does L2-L3 mild disc desiccation without significant stenosis and disc desiccation with mild disc bulge mean?
Degenerative changes: As we age, motion and loading in the spine will begin to wear down the discs, and they get dry (desiccation) shrink top, to, bottom and bulge as the outer rings waken in the disc. Generally it means you need to strengthen your core muscles, lose weight, stand straighter, exercise more to help ease your back pain.
I was in a car accident and just got my MRI report back today the results say "slight narrowing mild disc desiccation of the l5-s1." please explain?!
Don't worry: The findings you describe are not related to your accident but likely reflect a condition common to all bipeds, degeneration of the discs that act as cushions between the vertebral bodies of your spine. While you seem young for this, you can counteract these changes by doing the correct back excercises and keeping your core strength well developed. Make sure you aren't overweight.See 1 more doctor answer
Fuse L4/S1 Feb 2014. MRI this month: L3/4: There is mild disc Desiccation, disc bulge, and posterior annual tear. What does this mean?
Back pain: You are developing breakdown or arthritis at the level above the fusion. The fusion acts as a lever and puts extra stress on the adjacent level. A CT scan of the lumbar spine can determine if the fusion is solid and the hardware is not broken/loose. Arthritis and back pain can occur at the level above the fusion (L3/4) or below the fusion (sacroiliac joints). See your spine surgeon for evaluation.
My MRI read there is stable disc desiccation mild to slightly moderate disc protrusion resulting in stable minor to mild mass effect on the anterior central thecal sac the disc protrusion demonstrates a subcentimeter focus of signal abnormality suggesting
Question Cut off: Your question was cut off... The parts that I see basically mean you have some mild disc bulging, but sounds like there is not any significant pinching of the nerves. This is very common. Can potentially cause some pain but does not typically benefit from surgery.See 1 more doctor answer
What dose mild degenerative changes with disc desiccation c3-c4, c4-c5and c5-c6 and c6-c7 and reversal of cervical lordosis with disc desiccation mean?
Not much: If these are your film readings, suggests some early wear and tear degenerative problems, especially for your age. The films also suggest muscular spasm. In view of findings, if you have symptoms, find a good physical therapist.
Can u explain to me what disc desiccation with small or mild broad based central subligamentous hnp and minimal deformity of anterior thecal sac means?
What are ur symptoms: X-ray reports are interpretations normally made by a doctor who never meets you. Someone who knows your symptoms and history and exam findings is the only one who can tell you what the interpretation means for you.See 1 more doctor answer
What would the terms "“Desiccation involving L1-2 and L5-S1 discs." and ". Mild facethypertrophy.” on my MRI mean?
Dry discs, thick bon: Dessication means drying; d discs b/w d lumbar vertebrae r dry, & possibly bulging where dryness is d worst. (Vertebrae r numbered by location: S1=1st sacral, L=lumbar). Facet hypertrophy means d joints of the vertebrae r overgrown & thick, pointing out a tendency 4 arthritis (in spine, called spondylitis). TTYD to figure out what this means 4 u vis-a-vis ur symptoms. False findings r possible!
Mild diffuse posterior protrusion mildly indenting the discs, Desiccation of L4-L5/ L5-S1. Never got injured nor fell on my back. What causes this??
Mri findings: These findings you describe are considered normal findings in May patients or may be related to genetics After the age of 40, 80 percent of the population has degenerative discs with buldging and disc dessication. Also, recent studies on identical twins have shown that degenerative disc disease is highly genetic in natureSee 1 more doctor answer
Desiccation of L4-L5 & L5-S1 discs. Mild diffuse posterior protrusion L4-L5 & L5-S1 discs mildly indenting the thecal sac. What does that mean?? Thnxx
Nothing important: Dessication of the discs is an early sign of aging but is not harmful by itself. Mild protrusions are seen commonly and are asymptomatic. In my over 25 years of experience with these findings, they are common and of now importance. Don't worry about them.
Mri says mild desiccation, slight loss disc height at l5s1, broad based central left sided disc protusion which abuts s1 nerve roots l5.Please explain?
Where the: Nerve roots that are going down your leg where there is a protrusion are getting pressure and that is probably where the piano is from. Surgery probably won't help but steroid injections into the area of pressure might. If that fails surgery might be a last resort depending on how bad the disc protrusion is. I have seen them take out the disc if all conservative management has failed.See 3 more doctor answers
MRI of lumbar spine lists desiccation of disc at L5-S1. L4-L5 mild facet arthropathy & hypertrophy. L5-S1 minimal bulge & moderate facet ^. Meaning??
Aging changes: Disc desiccation refers to loss of water content in the discs as a result of aging. Facet hypertrophy is degenerative arthritis of the joints between the vertebral bodies. A bulging disc is one that protrudes out to some extent into the spinal canal. All of these are just descriptions. Significance depends on how these findings relate to your symptoms and physical exam.
If fi have disc disiccation with a mild disc bulge that was effacing the thecal sac anteriorly, is there something I can do or does that mean surgery?
Complicated: If you do not have any weakness, bowel, or bladder dysfunction you may be able to be treated with manipulation, physical therapy, traction, and steroids (either oral or epidural injections). If you have weakness or signs of neuro compromise surgery may be your best option.See 1 more doctor answer
What is this? Moderately severe disc and joint degeneration at C5-6. Mild disc dessication otherwise with minimal endplate spurring at C4-5 and C6-7. At C5-6 there is disc bulge and spur, mild inferiorly protruding broad-based disc material centrally.
The: The quoted text appears to be part of a radiologist's interpretation of an MRI of the cervical spine (the neck). It points to some anatomical evidence for degeneration ("wear and tear") of the disks (gristle-y cushions between the bones) and the bones in the neck. The neck bones are numbered from 1 to 7, from the top to the bottom. The spaces between the neck bones are filled in part by discs, and in part by other joints. These spaces and joints are indicated by the numbers of their adjacent vertebrae. C5-6, for example is the junction between the 5th and 6th vertebrae. The spinal cord runs through a channel. The walls of the channel are formed by the bones of the vertebrae. The channel is called the central canal. The spinal cord gives of paired spinal nerve roots, which pass through smaller bony channels to get to the neck and the appendages. These channels are called foramina. Stenosis is a narrowing in a channel. Foraminal stenosis is narrowing of one of the smaller channels, which can possibly pinch one of the nerve roots, causing sensation problems, pain, or weakness. Central canal stenosis is narrowing of the central canal, which can sometimes squeeze the spinal cord.See 2 more doctor answers
What is this? Moderately severe disc and joint degeneration at c5-6. Mild disc dessication otherwise with minimal endplate spurring at c4-5 and c6-7. At c5-6 there is disc bulge and spur mild inferiorly protruding broad- based disc material centrally. Sev
An: An opening that a nerve exits the spine through is called a foramen. You have a left and right foramen at every disc level. Stenosis is another word for narrowing. "severe right c5-6 foraminal stenosis" could pinch your c6 nerve root resulting in right arm pain, numbness, tingling and weakness. Depending on the severity of your symptoms you may need to see a spine surgeon.
There's a tarlov cyst at s1 & s2, a fracture at L5 pars interarticularlis and mild disc dessication at L5 S1 level...what do I do about it plz?
Symptoms: Those are MRI findings you recited. More importantly what type of symptoms are you having? When did you injure your back? How did you injure your back? Tarlov cysts at the sacral level are usually not pathologic. Fractures of the pars interarticularis are not necessarily painful. See your primary care doc for eval, Physical Therapy, Core strengthing, diet, good sleep regimine, for starters
Normal aging: Dedication means drying out. There is a central pulp in the disc which tends to dry up as we age. It is really the way most discs look on MRI as people get older. Fortunately it has not started to lose height yet but it probably will over time. We call this degenerative disc disease.See 1 more doctor answer
No: Disc desiccation is a natural process of aging, unfortunately. No relationship to body temperature