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High grade osseous neural foraminal stenosis with cervical spondylosis mean?

High grade osseous neural foraminal stenosis with cervical spondylosis mean?

Pinched nerve: Cervical spondylosis is arthritis in the neck. Foraminal stenosis means narrowing of the space where the nerves exit the spinal canal, in this case caused by bone spurs from arthritis. After they leave the neck these nerves form the three major nerves of the arm, controlling feeling and movement. Stenosis can cause pain, weakness, numbness or tingling in the arm or hand. High grade = severe. ...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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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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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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Please explain.Spinal stenosis and neural foraminal stenosis, inferior cervical spine due to posteriordisc osteophyten complex formation, uncovertebral?

Please explain.Spinal stenosis and neural foraminal stenosis, inferior cervical spine due to posteriordisc osteophyten complex  formation, uncovertebral?

Cervical narrowing: Age appropriate changes of a settling cervical spine causing bone spurs and crowding of nerves in neck may cause arm pain and numbess in fingers small and ring with or without neck pain. ...Read more

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

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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Mri shows disc protrusion at l5-s1. Mod. Central spinal canal stenosis throughout L spine.mod degrees of neural forminal stenosis at l4-5 an esp l5-s1?

Degenarative disks: the cartilage disks that cushion vertrebrae, (which are the bones protecting the spinal cord), have degenarated. usually from wear - tear, the central portion loses water, which causes outer portions to bulge out and press upon surrounding nerve structures. the foramina are tiny holes from which nerves exit the spinal canal which is main space spine sits within vertebral cage. Tends to cause pain ...Read more

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Does neural foramina narrowing cause herniated disk?

Does neural foramina narrowing cause herniated disk?

NO: a herniated disc may protrude and compress nerve root that causes foraminal narrowing. ...Read more

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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?

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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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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Disc desccation with posterior diffuse disc bulge at L5-S1 level mildly indenting the-cal sac and moderately narrowing bilateral neural formina?

Disc desccation with posterior diffuse disc bulge at L5-S1 level mildly indenting the-cal sac and moderately narrowing bilateral neural formina?

Pushing on Things: If these herniated disks are causing pain then getting epidural injections may be helpful. However if you are doing OK and no pain, then I would leave them alone. Eventually they will heal as much as they can, but can take as much as 6-9 months to resolve. Unless you are getting increased pain or weakness, I wouldn't worry. Also start core strengthening exercises when you are feeling better. ...Read more

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Degenerative changes of the lumbar spine with moderately severe narrowing of L4 L5 neural foramina?

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Degenerative changes of the lumbar spine with moderately severe narrowing of L4 L5 neural foramina?

Spine degeneration: You may already know this, but degeneration simply refers to aging changes in the spine which occur in all of us - disc narrowing and dessication, spinal joint arthritis, bone spurs, etc. The significance of narrowed foramina (also caused by aging changes) is that nerves can get pinched in the area of narrowing, and pinched nerves can result in leg pain. Talk to your doc about treatment options. ...Read more

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Fix without surgery?large diffuse disc protrusion L5-S1 w/caudal extrusion. Severe bilat/lat recess steno-severe central steno-severe bilat foram-stem

Fix without surgery?large diffuse disc protrusion L5-S1 w/caudal extrusion. Severe bilat/lat recess steno-severe central steno-severe bilat foram-stem

That is a MR Dx. : If U have no symptoms no need 2 treat. If U have severe symptoms U can buy some time with epidural steroids but not permanent. Surgery is very successful if symptoms match the MR findings. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can moderate central canal stenosis throughout the lumbar spine, moderate degrees of neural foram, stenosis at l4-5,l5-s1 cause gastroparesis please H?

Can moderate central canal stenosis throughout the lumbar spine, moderate degrees of neural foram, stenosis at l4-5,l5-s1 cause gastroparesis please H?

Not likely: Lumbar spinal stenosis can give rise to a condition called cauda equina syndrome. CES can give rise to bowel dysfunction but generally in the form of incontinence or constipation. This is a lower bowel problem and not a generalized condition such as gastroparesis (a condition that reduces the ability of the stomach to empty its contents). I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Disc space narrowing & endplate spurring @ c4/5.Degen facet changs & uncovertebral joint hypertrophy contrib to neural foraminal narrowing @c3/4&c4/5?

Disc space narrowing & endplate spurring @ c4/5.Degen facet changs & uncovertebral joint hypertrophy contrib to neural foraminal narrowing @c3/4&c4/5?

Degenerative changes: What you are describing are common degenerative changes in your cervical spine. The changes can cause pressure on the nerve roots in your neck and can cause pain weakness and numbness in you neck and shoulder. This can be associated with a radiculopathy. ...Read more

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What is moderate neuroforaminal narrowing?

What is moderate neuroforaminal narrowing?

Narrowing of canal: each nerve root exits the spinal canal through its own bony corridor. This corridor is called the foramen and it can also be narrowed or stenotic. It is clinically similar to spinal stenosis and made better with flexion of the spine. The ten moderate has not real meaning. What is moderate to one radiologist may be mild to another- the term is subjective. ...Read more

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What does Degenerative change,greatest at C5/C6 with moderate spinal canal and bilateral moderate to severe neural foraminal compromise mean?

What does Degenerative change,greatest at C5/C6 with moderate spinal canal and bilateral moderate to severe neural foraminal compromise mean?

Foraminal compromise: Implies the 6th cervical nerve root may be compressed ( leading to potential muscle weakness in the upper arm and or radicular pain down to the thumb or index finger ) Further information is needed ( exam findings ) to sort out the significance of both this and the central canal stenosis ( I would discuss this with your neurologist or neurosurgeon ) ...Read more

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What is subarticular disc protrusion/osteophyte @c4c5 mildly narrowing foramina?

What is subarticular disc protrusion/osteophyte @c4c5 mildly narrowing foramina?

C4-5 stenosis: It means a portion of disc has broken off & is now pushing & occupying the channel where the c5 nerve is coming out. It could result i. Chest pain. ...Read more

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Stenosis (Definition)

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Spinal Stenosis (Definition)

A condition in which there is a narrowing of the spaces within the spine, which can put pressure ...Read more