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MRI says C6 & 7 bilateral uncovertebral spondylosis results in moderate to severe bilateral neural foraminal narrowing pain & numness hands sugary?

MRI  says C6 & 7 bilateral uncovertebral spondylosis results in moderate to severe bilateral neural foraminal narrowing pain & numness hands sugary?

Radiculopathy: The neural foramen are openings along the sides of the spinal canal where the nerve roots exit the canal. Foraminal narrowing or stenosis(due to degenerative arthritis in your case) narrows the openings and can compress the nerve roots as they pass through. This can cause symptoms related to particular nerve roots(radiculopathy). The C7 root exits at C6-C7, hand numbness can result at this level ...Read more

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Bulging of l5/s1 combined w loss of disc space height causing moderate bilateral neural foraminal stenosis slight compression of L5 nerve roots?

Bulging of l5/s1 combined w loss of disc space height causing moderate bilateral neural foraminal stenosis slight compression of L5 nerve roots?

what is the question: You have not asked a question. What you have is osteoarthritis at l5-s1 of a moderate degree. If back pain is a significant issue you have several options that can help. See an orthopedist or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Hi,,impressions show compression of L5 nerve root spinalcanal narrowing bilateral neural foraminal narrowing at L4 l5.diffuse posterior disc bulge at?

Hi,,impressions show compression of L5 nerve root spinalcanal narrowing bilateral neural foraminal narrowing at L4 l5.diffuse posterior disc bulge at?

Sounds like a fairly: Typical read for a male over 50 years old. Many findings are normal for age and sex as described here. They may not be related to symptoms or may cause symptoms. That is why a careful history and physical exam must be done in conjunction with imaging studies to fully assess the issues presented by the patient. ...Read more

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What is the recommendation for someone with severe left neural foraminal narrowing at l4-5 w/ a 4mm left paracentral protusion. Also noted is moderate ight neural foraminal narrowing?

What is the recommendation for someone with severe left neural foraminal narrowing at l4-5 w/ a 4mm left paracentral protusion. Also noted is moderate ight neural foraminal narrowing?

Check it urgently : Please check it with the neuro surgery this is something you should not put off and you may need surgery. ...Read more

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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 ?

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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Havin to wait 6-8mos to see ortho dr, isgood?I have severe spinal stenosis and moderate to severe bilateral stenosis neural forminal stenosis at c5-c6

Havin to wait 6-8mos to see ortho dr, isgood?I have severe spinal stenosis and moderate to severe bilateral stenosis  neural forminal stenosis at c5-c6

Call around : First, call the doctor that you have been referred to and request to be put on their cancellation list in case someone with an earlier appointment cancels. Secondly, that is a particularly long wait for a common problem. You may be able to call other spine surgeons in your area and get an earlier appointment. Check out spine-health.Com and healthgrades.Com to learn more. ...Read more

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What does hypertrophic change at the T9-T10 facets bilaterally -severe left, moderate right osseous neural foraminal stenosis mean? Lots of pain

What does hypertrophic change at the T9-T10 facets bilaterally -severe left, moderate right osseous neural foraminal stenosis mean? Lots of pain

Cause for back pain.: It means your main nerves coming from your spine that run through your vertebrae can be suffering of compression because overgrowth of the bony area is squeezing it/them.The pain is caused by the nerve itself that might be irritated by contact with the vertebra.Nerves transmit sensation so pain is triggered this way. F/u with your doctor to create a plan of action for treatment. ...Read more

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What does hypertrophic change at T9 &T10 facets bilaterally - severe left and moderate right osseous neural foraminal stenosis mean? Cat scan

Spinal stenosis : You have arthritis in the mid back (thoracic level 9/10). The joints that connect one level with the next are overgrown and compressing the spinal cord and pinching the nerves as they exit the canal. It is important to see a neurosurgeon for an examination to ensure that there is no neurological problems from this arthritis and to develop a treatment plan for pain relief. ...Read more

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What is Multilevel Neural Foraminal Narrowing? Im currently taking oxcotin. Is that ok?

What is Multilevel Neural Foraminal Narrowing? Im currently taking oxcotin. Is that ok?

Spinal Nerve Exit: Narrowing of the space that your spinal nerves exit the spinal canal. See picture. At multiple levels ...Read more

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Is it possible for a standard MRI to overlook neural foraminal narrowing but an up-right MRI show it? If pain occurs when upright?

Is it possible for a standard MRI to overlook neural foraminal narrowing but an up-right MRI show it? If pain occurs when upright?

Upright MRI: There are upright MRI scanners. I am not aware of a good study stating upright MRI is better than regular MRI for spinal stenosis. There are anecdotal examples of herniated disc seen only on the upright scan. These scanners are lower resolution than conventional MRI which could cause other findings to be missed. There are only a small number of these scanners in practice in the us. ...Read more

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