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Does Broad based diffused disc osteopyte complex of c5-6 w/o spinal or foraminal stenosis w/ mild effacement of the ventral CSF cause severe pain?

Does Broad based diffused disc osteopyte complex of c5-6 w/o spinal or foraminal stenosis w/ mild effacement of the ventral CSF cause severe pain?

Depends: Everyone is different. Many people have radiologic findings of severe spinal stenosis without symptoms and vice versa-so there's not so much of a correlation between back pain and radiologic findings. ...Read more

Stricture (Definition)

A stricture is an anatomic narrowing of any structure in the body with a lumen. Depending on the organ, the underlying causes can be traumatic, ...Read more


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Disc protrusion measures 15mm medial lateral 6mm an anteroposterior causes contact with ventral cord and central canal stenosis?

Disc protrusion measures 15mm medial lateral 6mm an anteroposterior causes contact with ventral cord and central canal stenosis?

Depends: The herniation size is important. However the symptoms are what dictate the treatment. Stenosis can cause weakness, pain, cramps. Ect. When conservative measures fail to allow a person to return to the activities of daily living...It's time to consider speaking with a spinal surgeon. ...Read more

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I had an MRI it's says bilateral lateral recess stenosis, identation ventral thecal sacar noted and foramina mildly narrow bilaterally is this bad??

I had an MRI it's says bilateral lateral recess stenosis, identation ventral thecal sacar noted and foramina mildly narrow bilaterally is this bad??

Spinal stenosis: No. This is a mild form of arthritis in the low back. Like gray hair and wrinkles arthritis is a part of aging. While there is no cure, you can slow it down with strengthening core muscles, maintain a normal weight, and avoid tobacco products. Focus on occupations that do not require manual labor. People who do heavy lifting, bending, and stooping usually retire 10 years earlier than desk jobs. ...Read more

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C4-5 right uncovertebral osteophyte/disc bulge complex broad disc bulge right neural foraminal stenosis & abutment of ventral cervical cord. Meaning?

Not meaningful: These findings on MRI of c spine are simply indicators of arthritic phenomenon with aging or wear and tear. These may or may not clinically corelate with the clinical symptoms or signs of a patient. Examining and ordering physician is in best position to tell if these findings corelate with your symptoms. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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What does all this mean? C2-3 small disk osteophyte complex with ventral thecal sac deformity. C4-5 disk osteophyte complex with ventral cord flattening. C 5-6 Facet arthropathy and uncovertebral hypertrophy is severe right neural foraminal stenosis. Face

What does all this mean? C2-3 small disk osteophyte complex with ventral thecal sac deformity. C4-5 disk osteophyte complex with ventral cord flattening. C 5-6 Facet arthropathy and uncovertebral hypertrophy is severe right neural foraminal stenosis. Face

Degenerative: Basically refers to degenerative (aging) changes of the spine. Disk/osteophyte refers to bone spur and/or disc protrusion, and facet/uncovertebral hypertrophy refers to arthritis of the joints at the back part (facets) and sides (uncovertebral) of the vertebrae. Ventral thecal sac deformity and ventral cord flattening refer to slight pressure on the spinal cord. Stenosis refers to pinched nerve. ...Read more

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Meaning and is it serious? Central disc protrusion at t7-8 causes effacement of anterior thecal sac. Mild pressure on ventral aspect of thoracic cord.

Meaning and is it serious? Central disc protrusion at t7-8 causes effacement of anterior thecal sac. Mild pressure on ventral aspect of thoracic cord.

Cord Health: If the report is correct, the pressure on the thoracic cord could be causing symptoms of weakness, numbness, and urinary problems.

This is something that you should discuss with your doctor today. Any changes in how you are walking, weakness, or bladder changes. Are concerning and would require immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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What is mild effacement of the ventral CSF space?

What is mild effacement of the ventral CSF space?

CSF: It depends on the clinical situation. What is the background information for gettig the mri? ...Read more

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What does it mean that there is generalized disk/osteophyte complex with more focal central protrusion. This causes effacement of the ventral portion?

What does it mean that there is generalized disk/osteophyte complex with more focal central protrusion. This causes effacement of the ventral portion?

YOU HAVE A BACKACHE: From a combination of a disk and arthritic spurs, causing pressure on the cord and the nearby nerve (s) producing spinal stenosis (narrowing) of the spinal canal (trapping the nerves and the cord). Most likely resulting in back pain and leg pain/numbness/tingling in the leg or feet.
Urinary/bowel symptoms may be present as well.
See your orthopod/spine surgeon. ...Read more

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What is mild central canal stenosis?

See below: Mild central canal stenosis is mild narrowing of the canal which contains the spinal cord. This canal is composed of different aspects of the vertebral bodies. Degenerative changes in the intervertebral discs or vertebral bodies themselves can cause narrowing of the canal. Mild stenosis is usually not symptomatic. ...Read more

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Hi. At T10/T11 there is a right posterolateral disc herniation w/mild central canal stenosis. What symptoms might this cause?

From none to pain: I am sure a lot of folks with this presentation may have no symptoms to mild back pain to more pronounced backache. Since it is the thoracic spine involved, usually there will be only back pain with no radiation. ...Read more

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Looking over the findings of my mri, it says: c6-c7 shows a central spur with ventral effacement of the thecal sac. What does that mean exactly?

Looking over the findings of my mri, it says: c6-c7 shows a central spur with ventral effacement of the thecal sac. What does that mean exactly?

Degenerative changes: Degenerative changes in the cervical spine cause the vertebral body to form bone spurs. The bone spurs then encroach into the spinal canal. The first thing to happen next is the the structure around the spinal cord is displaced or compress by the spurs. In this case the dural sac that surrounds the spinal cord. ...Read more

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If central canal stenosis at l4/l5 from respective MRI goes from mild to severe in 2.5 years what is the likely expectation in say another 1-2 years

If central canal stenosis at l4/l5 from respective MRI goes from mild to severe in 2.5 years what is the likely expectation in say another 1-2 years

Low lumbar stenosis: Can be caused by many things, such as disc extrusion (herniation) and spondylolysis (chronic fracture of the posterior bony elements). Disc extrusions can get better or worse, depending on circumstances. Spondylolisthesis typically progresses to a certain point and then stops, but by that point you will have nerve pinching symptoms. If you have MR on CD, I can review it at healthtap. Com/saurbornmd ...Read more

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What is partially calcified broad based disc protrusion measuring 4mm in ap dimension w/mild central canal stenosis and no significant neural forminal?

What is partially calcified broad based disc protrusion measuring 4mm in ap dimension w/mild central canal stenosis and no significant neural forminal?

Degenerated disk: This is the description of degenerative disk disease as dictated by a radiologist. This is a very common finding and rarely needs surgery. ...Read more

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What would cause cervical spondylosis, central canal stenosis, disc osteophyte complexes, mild cord impingement, cervical straightening in 43 y/o?

What would cause cervical spondylosis, central canal stenosis, disc osteophyte complexes, mild cord impingement, cervical straightening in 43 y/o?

Age: These are all common findings that can be found on cervical MRI in patients over 40. Usually related to aging and the natural degenerative process. Genetics and lifestyle also contribute to these changes. ...Read more

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I have mild to moderate central canal stenosis in my neck. I also have C6 compression. Can this cause tingling all over body? (from head to toe)

CSM: Or cervical spondylotic myelopathy does not generally present with tingling all over the body. That have being said, there is no well-defined pattern of neurologic deficits in csm & patients present with varying signs and symptoms. A consultation with an internist, neurologist and neurosurgeon, brain MRI w/, and nerve studies are recommended. ...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 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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Mild degen changes throughout lumbar spine with prominent disc space narrowing at l2/3, no sig central stenosis or direct nerve root contact. Pls help?

Prevent DDD: Don't smoke! That is about all that is in your control. The rest is genetic predisposition, and potentially overuse (heavy labor, vibration/heavy equipment, etc.). Remember, ddd is like wrinkles of the skin. It happens! Doesn't imply pain. Nothing sold over the counter has been conclusively shown to be preventative. Keep the core muscles in good shape, use good posture and ergonomics at work. ...Read more

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C6-C7 Broad based disc osteophyte complex with a superimposed focal central disc protrusion causing canal stenosis measuring 8.5mm. There is complete obliteration of the anterior posterior thecal sac space. There is mild anterior deformity.

C6-C7 Broad based disc osteophyte complex with a superimposed focal central disc protrusion causing canal stenosis measuring 8.5mm. There is complete obliteration of the anterior posterior thecal sac space. There is mild anterior deformity.

Pinched nerve: This is another way to say that you have a "pinched nerve" in your neck. This can potentially cause neck pain, headaches, and/or pain that radiates into the arm. Don't hesitate to be seen as there are many good treatment options. ...Read more

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Mri c-spine w/o contrast on 02-14-2013. Impression: mild left foraminal narrowing c2-c3. Disc ridge complexes c3-c4 through c6-c7 without central stenosis as described. Mild disc bulge c7-t1.

Spondylosis: The report describes cervical spondylosis, degeneration of the neck portion of the spine. The abnormalities may or may not be causing symptoms. Your doctor should see if those findings correlate with your story (the history) and your examination. From the description I might think you have neck pain or stiffness without symptoms in your arms. ...Read more

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Started 11/16 Mri results, surgery bound? Multilevel cervical spondylosis with a mild to moderate central spinal canal stenosis at C4-5 with multilevel variable foraminal stenoses, moderate on the left at C5-6 & C6-7. I have done PT, Chiro, 3 inj.

Started 11/16 Mri results, surgery bound? Multilevel cervical spondylosis with a mild to moderate central spinal canal stenosis at C4-5 with multilevel variable foraminal stenoses, moderate on the left at C5-6 & C6-7. I have done PT, Chiro, 3 inj.

Possibly: You are describing MRI findings, but really the key is to know the specific symptoms you are having and then pin point the source for them. For example, if it was felt that your pain was related to a facet joint, radio frequency ablation could still potentially be a good non surgical option for you. Discuss the specifics of your case with your doctor. ...Read more

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What’s the life expectancy of someone diagnosed with ME/CFS with mild symptoms?

What’s the life expectancy of someone diagnosed with ME/CFS with mild symptoms?

Normal: There may be studies but I don't know of them. I see no reason why you wouldn't expect a normal life expectancy. ...Read more

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What is forminal disk extrusion on the left at T11-12 with partial effacement of the foranimal fat & subsequent forminal stenosis? Cause pain

What is forminal disk extrusion on the left at T11-12 with partial effacement of the foranimal fat & subsequent forminal stenosis? Cause pain

Disc Herniation: A forminal disk extrusion is a herniated disc. Your description states that the disk has herniated to the left in the lower mid back region. Foraminal stenosis may cause pain or neurologic symptoms to the left side of your body. Please follow up with an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon for possible options. If pain is present you may be able to followup with a pain management specialist. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is 'very mild chronic fatigue syndrome'?

Docs can you explain what is 'very mild chronic fatigue syndrome'?

See details: It is just what the term implies. One has mild chronic fatigue for which no underlying has been found. ...Read more

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Cold hands, sick feeling and mild stomach pain. General aches, mildly weak and wobbly. Possible CFS, post viral, worried it's something sinister?!

Cold hands, sick feeling and mild stomach pain. General aches, mildly weak and wobbly. Possible CFS, post viral, worried it's something sinister?!

Viral syndrome: Your symptoms are rather non specific & general in nature, a viral syndrome is sometimes associated with some of your symptoms such as body aches and fatigue. Try to eat healthy and get enough sleep, if symptoms persist you may benefit from a PCP office visit for a check up. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for lumbar stenosis with bulging discs at l4/l5 and l3/l4 with spinal cord effacement and bilateral facet joint hypertrophy.

What is the prognosis for lumbar stenosis with bulging discs at l4/l5 and l3/l4 with spinal cord effacement and bilateral facet joint hypertrophy.

Mixed: Facet hypertrophy is a common change as people age; the amount of joint enlargement is more important than the fact that it is present. Stenosis is an issue if it is symptomatic. Weight control and exercise can help. Surgery can help in cases that don't respond to other treatment. The spinal cord usually ends at l1-2, so if it truly goes down to l5, there are other issues that need to be addressed. ...Read more

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What does effacement of ventral CSF mean?

Imaging study: This is often noted when there is suspicion of a herniated nucleus pulposis as a cause of low back problems. Something is in the space that should be occupied by the cerebrospinal fluid. ...Read more

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Definition)

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Stenosis (Definition)

Constriction or narrowing of something - duct, artery, passage way such as the outlet of the stomach into the small ...Read more