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Minimal Marginal Osteophyte
My X-ray report says there is straitghtning of servical lordosis in keeping with muscular spasm. There are anterior marginal osteophytes with mild ass?
An ostophyte is often referred 2 as a spur. In thritis as in the knee the body knows u have pain so 2 try 2 lower the #/sg in of pressure it layes more bone down 2 increase the wt bearing surface, wee c these as osteophytes, same with the hands and feet. In the foot usually the great toe. It is soft bone so a hard bump 2 them and lead 2 a small fx of ...Read more
Mild wedging of T12 and L1 with associated endplate osteophytes appears degenerative Can you explain this (above) to me?
Age related likely: As we age there is wear and tear on our spines. Vertebrae are sort of rectangular in shape and as we age, forward bending (sometimes trauma) the front part can become compressed like a wedge. New ridge like bone may form to help stabilize, and these are called osteophytes. ...Read more
C5/6residual rparacentral disc osteophyte complex mild flatening & indent anterior aspect of cord-surgery with anterior fixation&fusion 2fix-soreneck?
Hard to say: The treatment options for someone with the MRI findings you are describing are based also on the degree of problem you have had with it and also with the understanding that many people can respond to nonoperative care. That being said, an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is the time tested surgery for that condition and is reasonably safe and effective. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
I'm 24 and I had osteophytes-disc degenerative changes and mild lumber scoliosis. Facing modrate to sever pain what is the treatments to reduce pain?
Osteopath evaluation: 24y female c/o severe chronic back pain. Imaging studies: "scoliosis & DDD". Degenerative Disk Disease normal, age-related & radiologic descriptor routinely & inappropriately co-opted by doctors as "cause" of pain; an association discounted by medical literature. Scoliosis in young women is often functional & spine straight when examined prone; from inherited hypermobility variant. Fibromyalgia? ...Read more
UNCHANGED MILD L-1=L-2MODERATE L-2-3-4ANDL5-S1POSTERIOR OSTEOPHYTED DISC COMPLEX PROTRUSIONPRESISTANTUNCHANGEDMULTILEVELADVANCED DEEGENERATIVE LUMBAR?
Mild thoracic spondylosis is evident with endplate andmargial osteophytes seen through out the thoracic levels. Lots of thoracic pain. Any Importance?
What is disk osteophyte complex? Right Sided uncinate hypertrophy? Degenerative changes of the facets bilaterally? Mild to moderate changes of the facets asymmetric to the right?
Back x-ray: Sounds like normal for age but discuss with your Dr. ...Read more
Got mri. I have congenital fusion at c3-c4. Minimal left side disc bulge and marginal osteophytes at c3-c4 contributing to some very mild left neuroforaminal stenosis. Also negative for focal disc protrusion or evidence of cord compression. My neck someti
How would mild marginal osteophyte formation in the thoracic spine effect my pain? Would this be a possible explanation to my pain?
Yes: But impossible to be sure based on this apparent x-ray finding. Would need to have an entire history in order to help decide. ...Read more
Knee show joint spaces show moderate degenerative space narrowing, more pronounced within the medial compartment with very mild marginal osteophytes?
U got arthritis: Arthritis is a generic term for inflammation in the joint--rheumatoid arthritis=autoimmune disease where the body attacks its own joints. Septic arthritis = infection. Denegerative arthritis=wear & tear etc...Your xray probably looks like the one here. If you have much pain, follow-up with doc for meds, pt, and/or injections etc...Appropriate regular exercises can help. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
I had an MRI and found c4-c5 mild bulge with mild indentation in thecal sac and c5-c7 minimal bulges and osteophytes? Is it abnormal in my age 24?
Mri is a great tool that can pick up small anatomical changes in the spine, such as the c4-5 mild bulge and c5-7 osteophytes in your case. As we age, more of the wear and tear (degenerative) changes may accumulate and be more visible. The important thing is whether these mild changes are causing symptoms to warrant treatment.
Follow up with your doctor and discuss a schedule for follow-up. ...Read more
C2 /c3 minimal disc bulge / osteophyte complex. C3/c4 posterior disc bulge / osteophyte complex. C4/c5 posterior disc bulge early hypertrophy facet.
Is there a question?: Not clear if there is a question here. ...Read more
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
What does this cat scan mean? Minimal femoral head osteophyte formation is noted. Hip joint alignment is normal. There is minimal osteophyte formation at the the symphysis pubis. No fracture is identified. The soft tissues are grossly unremarkable. There
A little join wear.: Sounds like minimal wear and tear on the hip joint and midline pelvis. ...Read more
Xray shows mild multilevel degenerative disc disease with multilevel anterior endplate osteophytes. What does this mean?
Arthritis of spine: The end plates on either side of each vertebral bone articulate with the end plates of the ones above and below it. These can become enlarged over time with degenerative arthritis or following trauma. Eventually the space between the vertebrae becomes narrowed and pain sensitve structures like spinal nerves get pinched. ...Read more
What does it mean to have moderately severe degenerative disc space narrowing in c4-6 with mild retrolisthesis with small uncinate process osteophytes?
What does mild degenerative changes w end plate sclerosis and ostophytosis at l4and L5 and disk osteophyte complex w probable disk annular calcificati?
Post fusion, osseous bridging, spacer w/ slight dorsal protrusion right w/osteophyte ridging causing mild right sided central canal stenosis.?
Back hurting, X-ray showed mild multilevel degenerative disc disease with multilevel anterior endplate osteophytes, meaning & treatment for this?
My back hurting X-ray showed mild multilevel degenerative disc disease with multilevel anterior endplate osteophytes, meaning & treatment for this?
Diagnosis critical: There don't seem to be many physicians who have skills in diagnosing back disease. Some rheumatologists and some physiatrists and some orthopedic surgeons, but the findings you describe are probably not the cause or related to the pain. ...Read more
I what does it mean mild disc height loss with small endplate osteophytes at T9, T10 and T11. right upper quadrant surgical clips what does it mean?
Osteoarthritis: It means you have osteoarthritic changes.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I have osteophytes in my lumbar spine along with mild scoliosis. What's the prognosis for something like this?
That depends more on: Other factors including: smoking status, body weight, exercise routine and your family history of arthritis/spine issues. A mild scoliosis usually is not a factor and osteophytes are typical findings as we age. So by themselves, the mild scoliosis and osteophytes do not predict any prognosis. ...Read more
What would cause cervical spondylosis, central canal stenosis, disc osteophyte complexes, mild cord impingement, cervical straightening in 43 y/o?
My MRI says "spinal cord contact". Does it cause pain if an osteophyte or a disc touches the spinal cord with mild spinal canal stenosis? Thank you.
What does it mean when MRI report say c4c5 facet arthrosis and posterior disc osteophyte complex resulting in mild effacement of the thecal sac?
C3-4Right paracentral protrusion of disc osteophyte complex effacing thecal sac C5-C6 Right uncovertebral arthropathy w/mild right neuroforimal steno?
Yes!: What's the question? B sure U R Cing a spine surgeon, he/her is the 1 2 ask. ...Read more
Broad based disc osteophyte complexes at levels c3-c7, efface the dural sac. Mild reversal of curvature. Conservative treatment hasn't helped. Severe pain? Please help! Only 28yo. Ultrasound tech.
Injections w/ PT: Sorry to hear about your pain. If conservative treatment had already failed, I would consider epidural steroid injections along with physical therapy. It may free you up to get more out of pt. Avoid high velocity manipulation w those osteophytes. Also avoid surgery as long as possible. If epidural does not help at all, may be facet related, blocks with subsequent rfa may benefit from well. ...Read more
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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