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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
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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

Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
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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

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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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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What is moderate to severe left neural foraminal stenosis due to disc osteophyte left subarticular disc extursion w/ cranial and caudal migration?

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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What is moderate to severe left neural foraminal stenosis due to disc osteophyte left subarticular disc extursion w/ cranial and caudal migration?

Arthritis: :worn joint between bones making canal where nerves leave spinal cord tight (stenosis) and disc in between vertebrae are not where they ought to be. It is in the spinal canal moved above and below where they belong. ...Read more

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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
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At c5-c6 small diffuse disc bulge, moderate to severe left neural foraminal stenosis secondary to facet disease?

Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
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At c5-c6 small diffuse disc bulge, moderate to severe left neural foraminal stenosis secondary to facet disease?

Question?: I am unsure what your specific question is. If these are the findings on a MRI/CT, the finding can be associated with cervical radiculopathy. The symptoms include pain in the lower neck, shoulder, arm, thumb and index finger. Treatments can range for medications, physical therapy, epidural injections to surgery. A spinal orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon can help decide on the best treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
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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

Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
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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

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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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
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What is the treatment for severe left sided neural foraminal stenosis?

Dr. Andrew Germanovich
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Bending to the right: To make the foramen on the left slightly larger. Surgical decompression may be an indication if you start having weakness or loss of muscle in the affected area. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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?

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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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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(MRI):Mild neural foraminal stenosis noted at L4/5 more on left side. Underwent traction& UST/FC .

Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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(MRI):Mild neural foraminal stenosis noted at L4/5 more on left side.
Underwent traction& UST/FC .

L4/L5 stenosis: Status post traction. Are you still having pain or radiculopathy? Please state your question ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Report says: Left sided neural foraminal stenosis with nerve root impingement at the L5-S1 level Is there anything I can do to relieve pain until tx.

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Report says: Left sided neural foraminal stenosis with nerve root impingement at the L5-S1 level  Is there anything I can do to relieve pain until tx.

A few steps: Even at age 82, you could try some stretching exercises, and even some McKenzie back exercises. Hot soaking in hot tub or bath may alleviate some of the discomfort. Some meds will interact with your warfarin. But you might be able to gain relief from simple OTC meds such as Aleve, ibuprofen, and maybe you could be candidate for epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
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My MRI results show lumbar djd with moderate neural foraminal stenosis. Is neural foraminal stenosis another name for radiculopathy?

Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
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No: stenosis means Narrowing, and in this care the foramens or window where the nerves exit are narrowed. If narrowed enough, they may construct the nerve which could lead to radiculopathy. ...Read more

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