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Neck pain with mild spondylosis?

Neck pain with mild spondylosis?

See below: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint (spondylosis) or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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I'm a 75 year-old male with a multilevel severe degenerative disc disease at C3-4 through C6-7. Associated mild spondylosis and suspected mild to mod?

I'm a 75 year-old male with a multilevel severe degenerative disc disease at C3-4 through C6-7. Associated mild spondylosis and suspected mild to mod?

That is a statement: -of fact followed by a? mark. What is the question? If you mean what's this, it is degenerative disk disease of the neck, more noticeable at the levels C-3, and all levels down to C-6-7.treatment is driven by your symptoms. See a fellowship trained spine surgeon, my preference is an orthopedic surgeon though neurosurgeons have the same programs to complete to be so trained. ...Read more

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What is mild spondylosis without small right para central osteophyte & a tiny central disk protrusion with significant thecal sac deformity at C3-4?

What is mild spondylosis without small right para central osteophyte & a tiny central disk protrusion with significant thecal sac deformity at C3-4?

Arthritis: Mild spondylosis = mild aging changes (aka arthritis). Tiny disc protrusion is just what it sounds like. Small right paracentral osteophyte = small bone spur just to the right. With a tiny disk protrusion, I'm betting the report says "without" significant thecal sac deformity, which means no significant pressure on the spinal cord. In a 47 yo patient, all this would be considered normal. ...Read more

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I m 37 n hav BP for 5 yrs. I get upper bac pain with jaw pain... Ekg normal. B12 deficiency found. Mild spondylosis found. Not convinced w cause?

I m 37 n hav BP for 5 yrs. I get upper bac pain with jaw pain... Ekg normal. B12 deficiency found. Mild spondylosis found. Not convinced w cause?

See you doctor: The jaw pain is just an adjunct to the spodylosis. When you have back pain issues especially in the upper back referral jaw pain can be associated. So get the root cause and the jaw pain should subside. ...Read more

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Have been having upper-mid back pain with right arm pain, xray showed mild scoliosis and mild spondylosis. I'm 29 f, what does this mean? Treatment?

Have been having upper-mid back pain with right arm pain, xray showed mild scoliosis and mild spondylosis. I'm 29 f, what does this mean? Treatment?

Nerve irritation, MRI: Arm pain with scoliosis and upper back pain suggests a bulging disc in the lower cervical spine. If the arm pain is significant, an MRI scan will help resolve the problem. If the disc is bulging or degenerate, physical therapy and an exercise program along with anti-inflammatory medications such as Motrin or alleve should be first step. Spondylosis means degeneration of the discs in spine. ...Read more

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What is the time frame of causation of mild cervical spondylosis? Meaning how long would I have to be injury to suffer mild cervical spondylosis?

What is the time frame of causation of mild cervical spondylosis? Meaning how long would I have to be injury to suffer mild cervical spondylosis?

Varies: Cervical spondylitis is typically a degenerative and not traumatic condition. A car accident can potentially cause it to become symptomatic, but it does not typically cause the condition itself. ...Read more

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Mild thoracic spondylosis is evident with endplate andmargial osteophytes seen through out the thoracic levels. Lots of thoracic pain. Any Importance?

Mild thoracic spondylosis is evident with endplate andmargial osteophytes seen through out the thoracic levels. Lots of thoracic pain. Any Importance?

Important in that...: ....U kno the source of Ur pain. It means U have arthritis in Ur thoracic spine. Ur PCP can Institute a treatment program 4 U. Image is a severe lumbar arthritis on a 3-D, , reformatted CT ...Read more

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If I had mild cervical spondylosis in 2011 and without treatment and overuse would it still be mild or would. It progress?

Depends on symptoms: If the cervical spondylosis was just on CT or MRI, then its possible it might not progress or progress slowly.

If you have symptoms from it, its possible that will progress...but it usually does slowly. ...Read more

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What does MRI impression minimal grade 1 l5-s1 retrolisthesis with mild lumbar spondylosis mean?

What does MRI impression minimal grade 1 l5-s1 retrolisthesis with mild lumbar spondylosis mean?

Spondylosis: Is loss of vertical height due to disk degeneration. Retrolisthesis means backward slippage of one vertebra over another. If it's mild it shouldn't cause many symptoms but this should encourage you to strengthen your core muscles and keep them strong because this problem gets worse as you age and you want your muscles to do all the work not the joints or disks of your spine. ...Read more

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Good day! I just want to find out? I went for a scan of my spine, I got my sine report back yesterday, the report said mild mid dorsal spondylosis.

Degenerative spine: Spondylosis is a non-specific term for degenerative changes of the spine. In isolation it has little meaning. Everyone will develop some spondylosis as they age. ...Read more

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Explain mri: l5-s1 mild discogenic disease, spondylosis, a diffuse posterior bulge and a broad based hnp compressing thecal sac at both s1 nerve exit

Explain mri: l5-s1 mild discogenic disease, spondylosis, a diffuse posterior bulge and a broad based hnp compressing thecal sac at both s1 nerve exit

MRI: Your MRI findings suggest degenerative disk disease in your lower back, with some indication there may be compression of one of the nerves that would cause pain in your leg. However, the meaning and importance of these findings depends entirely on the symptoms you are having. What is important is if your symptoms are resolving with rest and anti-inflammatory medicines. ...Read more

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Pain! How to treat, chiro? X-ray shows spina bifida occulta@l5, grade1 anterolisthesis of L5 w/spondylosis, mild disc space height loss@l4-5&l5-s1

Too little info: As dr. Hines says, a neurosurgeon can help differentiate all of the above and provide you with the best treatment options for your condtion. There are many factors to consider- your age, how much spondylosis, pain location, duration, relief, exacerbation, general health, etc. See a neurosurgeon for some good answers.
Best of luck to you. ...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?

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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I'm 60/F, have low D3, B12, cervical spondylosis, osteoporosis, mild scoliosis, possible hypothyroid (TSH=6.8). What's causing me vertigo sometimes?

I'm 60/F, have low D3, B12, cervical spondylosis, osteoporosis, mild scoliosis, possible hypothyroid (TSH=6.8). What's causing me vertigo sometimes?

Well to start with: You must correct the TSH elevation. Clearly, hypothyroidism may be manifesting in you at least as dizziness or vertigo. Also, what are your B12 levels. You said they were low....but there is also a criterion for actually being B12 DEFICIENT even low it appears by laboratory standards you are simply low. That could be another reason. And a 3rd possibility would be positional vertigo. More info. ...Read more

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Can arthritis cause numbness? I have mild arthritis in hands; spondylosis w/rt leg+hip pain & as of 3 days ago, rt big toe: pain & partial numbness.

Can arthritis cause numbness? I have mild arthritis in hands; spondylosis w/rt leg+hip pain & as of 3 days ago, rt big toe: pain & partial numbness.

Possibly: Possibly through pressure on nerves, but this picture is more complicated. Rheumatologic evaluation would be required to see if this is mechanical or related. ...Read more

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I'm really frustrated with my condition. My symptoms are not aligned with my diagnosis. I have minimal spondylosis c4 c5 anterolithesis 2mm mild narr?

I'm really frustrated with my condition. My symptoms are not aligned with my diagnosis. I have minimal spondylosis c4 c5 anterolithesis 2mm mild narr?

Need more info: What you wrote, there is nothing that is of a concern. The findings you describe from a MRI or CT? Are very commonly seen with no symptoms.

Without more information, I cannot make any assessment. I can tell you that the findings you describe are unlike to be the cause of any symptoms. ...Read more

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Anterior spondylosis at c6-c7 with mild disc height loss at c4-5, c5-6. Ra related or expected for 47 y. O. Female? Occ pain between scapula?

Anterior spondylosis at c6-c7 with mild disc height loss at c4-5, c5-6. Ra related or expected for 47 y. O. Female? Occ pain between scapula?

Apondylosis: It most probably age related degenerative process. Local temperature modality treatment and exercise will be helpful. Avoid short acting narcotics prolonged use. ...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?

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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What is cervical spondylosis (cervical osteoarthritis) and what does it mean mild to left sided c4-c5?

Aging: Spondylosis basically means aging changes of the spine, which can include degeneration of the discs, arthritis in the joints of the spine, bone spurs, bulging discs. Mild and left sided simply refer to the severity and location of the spondylosis, and C4 - 5 tells you which level of the spine is involved. It may seem unusual to have aging changes at age 28, but early spondylosis can be seen. ...Read more

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What does diffuse degenerative endplate spurring, mild neutral narrowing L4-L5 & L5-S1 mean? The x Ray says minimal lumbar spondylosis mean?

What does diffuse degenerative endplate spurring, mild neutral narrowing L4-L5 & L5-S1 mean? The x Ray says minimal lumbar spondylosis mean?

Not uncommon: These are changes in the bones of the back associated with aging. These changes are similar to arthritis changes and do not necessarily cause any symptoms. They can be seen in most people to varying degrees after age 40-50.
These spurs may irritate the nerves going to the buttocks or legs. Th spondylosis refers to one vertebrae sliding out of line slightly with the others. This is minor /common ...Read more

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Hit in neck 7wks ago mri-chronic cervical spondylosis c56c67 degenerative bony narrowings left sided associated mild left facet arthropathy. Worried?

Common findings: The MRI seems to describe very common degenerative type changes at typical locations in the neck. They are described as chronic, which indicates these are due to wear and tear over time and not likely related to your being hit in the neck. These changes will likely continue to happen over the course of a lifetime and may be a source of pain in your neck and/or arms from time to time. ...Read more

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My MRI shows reversal of the cervical lordosis @ c4, spondylosis, uncovertebral hypertrophy w/mild right foraminal narrowing. Pls explain. Treatments?

In short it means th: -at you have degenerative disk disease centered around C-4, and as a result of this you have bulging of the disk that takes up room that the nerves pass through. If you have arrm symptoms, this can be a cause. It would be on the right side. Spondylosis just a long word for degenerative disease of the spine. Treatment should be done by a spine specialist, fellowship trained orthopedist. ...Read more

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Lumbar MRI in 2011 showed grade 1 slippage with stenosis and spondylosis. Just had 1 at a small hospital and it shows only mild deg changes. Confused?

Lumbar MRI in 2011 showed grade 1 slippage with stenosis and spondylosis. Just had 1 at a small hospital and it shows only mild deg changes. Confused?

See below: Very mild stenosis and spondylosis (arthritis) can be considered "mild degenerative changes".

The grade 1 slippage (spondylolisthesis) may be very subtle.

The bottom line is that radiologists that read the mris can differ in their wording.

What's most important is that you have your spine evaluated by a spine specialist (physiatrist or anesthesia pain doc) to make sure you're okay. ...Read more

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I have disc degeneration, loss of height, protrusion, spondylosis, disc bulge, mild stenosis on neck and lumbar. Can I use an inversion table?

I have disc degeneration, loss of height, protrusion, spondylosis, disc bulge, mild stenosis on neck and lumbar. Can I use an inversion table?

Conservative care: Yes, I believe that all people should exhaust and utilize all conservative measures for treatment of his or her back pain first, prior to discussing surgical intervention. I tell my patients that is it is helpful then it should definately be incorporated in your treatment plan. I have had many patients say that an inversion table has helped with their neck and low back pain. ...Read more

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Lumbosacral spondylosis with disc degeneration, mild posterior disc bulge at l3-4level indenting thecal sac, lateral canals & neural foraminae, treatment?

Lumbosacral spondylosis with disc degeneration, mild posterior disc bulge at l3-4level indenting thecal sac, lateral canals & neural foraminae, treatment?

DDD=arthritis: Arthritis/spondylosis of the disc is ddd. Like wrinkles of skin, ddd happens to everyone to some degree. It starts to be evident on MRI late teens and early 20's, progressing with age. Ddd/arthritis does not = pain. So don't let the diagnosis bother you. Treatment is specific to the pain. If back pain, nonsurgical. Nsaids/tylenol, pt/core strength. For sciatica, above plus nerve root injections. ...Read more

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My xray result showed minimal lumbar spondylosis L5-S1 with mild disc space narrowing and endplate sclerosis and small ventral osteophytes. Meaning?

My xray result showed minimal lumbar spondylosis L5-S1 with mild disc space narrowing and endplate sclerosis and small ventral osteophytes. Meaning?

Meaning?: Presumably you didn't just wander into a radiology department & made an impulse purchase. Your doctor ordered the x-ray for a reason. What was it? The x-ray isn't the patient; you are. It has no "meaning" by itself. Your doctor is ethically obliged to interpret the test AS IT APPLIES TO YOU. Please repost & include what your doctor told you; or, if you haven't asked him/her, please state why not. ...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 causes spondylosis?

What causes spondylosis?

Spondylosis means: Degenerative changes of the spine that occur primarily with age but can be accelerated by other factors such as smoking, deformity, obesity to name a few. Genetics can also play a role. Sometimes it can lead to instability and deformity or even spinal stenosis. Disc surgery will accelerate the process as can a fusion leading to adjacent level changes. ...Read more

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Can my spondylosis ever go away?

Spondylosis: Unfortunately. Once you have spondylosis (or arthritis of the spine), you have what you have. There is no way to reverse the process, although this does not mean 'pain'... There are lots of people with terrible spines and no pain, and vice versa. 'Motion is Lotion' I often say to people with spondylosis and mild flexibility exercises and lots of walking are typically helpful. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can spondylosis be cured and how?

No: Spondylosis itself is a term used to describe degeneration of the spine. Though the symptoms associated with spondylosis (back pain, leg pain, sciatia, etc) can be cured or treated, the spondylosis itself cannot be cured. ...Read more

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Is there a way to cure spondylosis?

Is there a way to cure spondylosis?

Normal aging process: Spondylosis refers to degenerative changes in the spine such as bone spurs and degenerating intervertebral discs and facet joints. It something that is expected. Just as we expect our skin to wrinkle as we get older. It is part of normal aging process.

So everyone will have progressive spondylosis as they get older -- even starting as early as the second decade of life. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to relieve spondylosis pain?

Options: Pt/core strengthening
medications
injection therapies to the facet joints
healthy lifestyle: tobacco cessation, weight loss
other: manual manipulation/massage/acupuncture. ...Read more

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Spondylosis - I need tips on management of this?

Spondylosis - I need tips on management of this?

Don't age but also: It is a x-ray term used to described normal aging process of the spine. It may not cause any symptoms. However, smoking and being overweight can accelerate rate of it occurring which can then lead to symptoms which are best managed by smoking cessation, weight control and regular exercise including core strengthening, flexibility and cardiovascular routines. ...Read more

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What is spondylosis of lumber and how is it treated?

What is spondylosis of lumber and how is it treated?

Aging: Some trees grow burls when they grow older. Some spines grow bone spurs when they grow older. Spondylosis describes the bone spurs and bulges on our aging spine (as seen on xrays). One way of looking at them is they are (beneficial) internal re-inforcements. They sometimes cause trouble when pinching and pushing on nerves or spinal cord but for the most part they are harmless. ...Read more

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What are the causes of spondylosis in younger adults?

What are the causes of spondylosis in younger adults?

Spondylosis means: Degenerative changes of the spine that occur primarily with age but can be accelerated by other factors such as smoking, deformity, obesity to name a few. Genetics can also play a role. Trauma has been shown to accelerate changes including whiplash. Disc surgery will accelerate the process as can a fusion leading to adjacent level changes. ...Read more

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What is anterior spondylosis, and how sercious is it?

What is anterior spondylosis, and how sercious is it?

Spondylosis means: Degenerative changes of the spine that occur primarily with age but can be accelerated by other factors such as smoking, deformity, obesity to name a few. Genetics can also play a role. Anterior refers to the front part if the spine typically meaning bone spurs forming off the disc space edges or vertebral body endplates. Sometimes it can lead to instability and deformity or even spinal stenosis. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I would like to ask about spondylosis?

I would suggest: That you ask a specific and clear question about spondylosis. Can clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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How is someone diagnosed with spondylosis? What are the signs?

Spondylosis is not: Really a diagnosis but a medical term meaning degeneration of the spine seen on imaging studies which everyone develops over time. Sometimes this degeneration can lead to other issues creating pain. ...Read more