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Doctor insights on: Posterior Disk Osteophyte Complex With Moderate Dysarthrosis And Ligamentum Flaven Hypertrophy

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Osteophyte (Definition)

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


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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

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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MRI L5-S1 level, posterior spurring identified. Osteophyte contacts S1 nerve root. Moderate to severe bilateral neuroforaminal stenosis. Suggestions?

MRI L5-S1 level, posterior spurring identified. Osteophyte contacts S1 nerve root. Moderate to severe bilateral neuroforaminal stenosis. Suggestions?

Transforaminal epidu: May try transforaminal epidural inyections(see a pain physician)along with some NSAIDs, however if not better surgery to decompress the foraminal stenosis may be your answer ...Read more

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Can a fall/back trauma cause djd? What is the difference between djd, sacrolitis and facet hypertrophy, osteophytes and stenosis/compression of l5-s

Can a fall/back trauma cause djd? What is the difference between djd, sacrolitis and facet hypertrophy, osteophytes and stenosis/compression of l5-s

Yes. DJD= Degenerat-: I've joint disease of a joint. Can affect any joint. If its in the back its called spondylosis; sacroiliitis= inflammation of the sacro-iliac joint, due to arthritis, injury or an infection;
facet hypertrophy= enlargement of the facet joints from arthritis; osteophytes= spurs of bone from arthritis;
stenosis= narrowing of the spine. Compression= pinching of a nerve from any cause. ...Read more

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Cervical spine MRI shows Disc osteophyte complex & facet & ligamentous hypertrophy from C5-C7, effacing & narrowing the thecal sac to 8.4mm. Explain.

Cervical spine MRI shows Disc osteophyte complex & facet & ligamentous hypertrophy from C5-C7, effacing & narrowing the thecal sac to 8.4mm. Explain.

Arthritis.: Basically, these findings represent osteoarthritic changes of the cervical spine. These findings need to be interpreted with respect to your medical history. Arthritis elsewhere? Any history of trauma to the neck? Overweight? ...Read more

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What do "broad based posterior spurring", "disc osteophyte complex" "mod. Bilateral foraminal narrowing" degenerative endplate uptake" mean?

What do "broad based posterior spurring", "disc osteophyte complex" "mod. Bilateral foraminal narrowing" degenerative endplate uptake" mean?

OSTEOARTHRITIS: "DEGENERATIVE" arthritis (Wear and Tear) of the spine is most likely the reason for these x-ray findings!~

There is treatment
Consult with your PCP (Primary Care Provider)
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Is there a difference in symptoms from a POSTERIOR disc osteophyte C4-C5 vs a ANTERIOR osteophyte. Also, normal for a young man in 20s? ThaNK YOU.

Is there a difference in symptoms from a POSTERIOR disc osteophyte C4-C5 vs a ANTERIOR osteophyte. Also, normal for a young man in 20s? ThaNK YOU.

Yes, nerve pinching: A posterior osteophyte is a bony growth that is behind the vertebral disc, adjacent to the spinal nerve exit opening (foramen) and the facet joint. The posterior osteophyte can cause narrowing of the foramen, pinching the nerve. An anterior osteophyte is a bony grown in front of the disc where no nerve roots or joints are present; relatively benign. Atypical for a 20 something unless injured. ...Read more

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Son 20 pain neck, upper mid back. POSTERIOR osteophyte C-4C-5 on MRI. Years later still painCan tiny osteophytes keep enlarging? Unusual in young mAn?

Son 20 pain neck, upper mid back. POSTERIOR osteophyte C-4C-5 on MRI. Years later still painCan tiny osteophytes keep enlarging? Unusual in young mAn?

Bone spurs enlarge : Yes, an osteophyte/bone spur can enlarge with time as one ages. These can be a cause of pain if they impinge nerves and/or cause stenosis of the nerve canals. We do see spurs start to form even in teenagers but yes, your son is on the younger side to have spurs. The good news is that they don't necessarily cause pain and nonsurgical treatment still can often provide pain relief of spine pain. ...Read more

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I have a osteophyte on C5 & c6, occluding right neural foramen 50 %. Neurosurgeon suggest cervical fusion. Can it be done posterior?

I have a osteophyte on C5 & c6, occluding right neural foramen 50 %. Neurosurgeon suggest cervical fusion. Can it be done posterior?

Not as well : A posterior approach is an option. However, based on your description, an anterior approach would be better. Check out spine-health. Com. ...Read more

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What does this mean.there is degeneration of the t12/l1 with a posterior disc osteophyte displacing the conus medullaris posteriorly?

What does this mean.there is degeneration of the t12/l1 with a posterior disc osteophyte displacing the conus medullaris posteriorly?

There is : Degenerative arthritic change at the T12-L1 spinal level, the junction of the thoracic and lumbar spine. Disc protrusion or bulge and osteophyte(arthritic bony overgrowth) are extending into the spinal canal and pushing or compressing the conus(the lower part of the spinal cord). ...Read more

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What does an MRI with a large posterior disc osteophyte complex that effaces the ventral CSF and flattens left hemi-cord diameter of 6mm mean?

What does an MRI with a large posterior disc osteophyte complex that effaces the ventral CSF and flattens left hemi-cord diameter of 6mm mean?

Arthritis in neck: Due to osteo arthritis of facet joints of vertebral bodies and thinning and herniation of disc backwards, there can be compression of spinal cord. Its significance depends on the symptoms and signs on examination of patient. See a neurologist or neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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What does it mean when MRI report say c4c5 facet arthrosis and posterior disc osteophyte complex resulting in mild effacement of the thecal sac?

What does it mean when MRI report say c4c5 facet arthrosis and posterior disc osteophyte complex resulting in mild effacement of the thecal sac?

Back trouble!: Depends on your symptoms whether just a finding or a cause of trouble.
C- is cervical-neck
4-5 of the usual C1-7!
Osteophytes are bony prominences from arthritis and changes.
Thecal is sac around nerves and cord. ...Read more

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C6-C7 Broad based disc osteophyte complex with a superimposed focal central disc protrusion causing canal stenosis measuring 8.5mm. There is complete obliteration of the anterior posterior thecal sac space. There is mild anterior deformity.

C6-C7 Broad based disc osteophyte complex with a superimposed focal central disc protrusion causing canal stenosis measuring 8.5mm. There is complete obliteration of the anterior posterior thecal sac space. There is mild anterior deformity.

Pinched nerve: This is another way to say that you have a "pinched nerve" in your neck. This can potentially cause neck pain, headaches, and/or pain that radiates into the arm. Don't hesitate to be seen as there are many good treatment options. ...Read more

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Hi, Lateral cervical spine, Loss of normal cervical lordosis. Evidence of spondylotic changes C5/6 with posterior osteophyte formation?

Loss: Of cervical lordosis means straightening of the normal curve of the cervical spine. It can simply be positional or do to muscle spasm. Spondylotic changes basically mean degenerative arthritic changes at that level. ...Read more

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Son is 24 with neck pain & tingling fingers. Can a posterior osteophyte c4-5 without spinal or foraminal stenosis cause these symptoms?

Son is 24 with neck pain & tingling fingers. Can a posterior osteophyte c4-5 without spinal or foraminal stenosis cause these symptoms?

Yes: Yes it could. Visit your doctor for a complete exam and possibly referral to a pain medicine specialist who could offer an epidural steroid injection for treatment of the pain along with neuropathic agents (nerve pain medications). ...Read more

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MRI — tear of posterior horn/medial meniscus (infer/sup surfaces) + mild cartilage thinning + ant osteophyte formation + subchondral h/intensity signa?

MRI — tear of posterior horn/medial meniscus (infer/sup surfaces) + mild cartilage thinning + ant osteophyte formation + subchondral h/intensity signa?

Torn menscuc: The meniscus is a cartilage cushion that sits between the femur and the tibia and acts as somewhat of a shock absorber. Each knee has a medial and lateral meniscus; and when they tear they can cause pain, swelling, and catching. They can be fixed arthroscopically by repair or shaving with good results. ...Read more

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What does moderate bilateral L4-5 and L5-S1 facet OA with mild ligamentum flavum hypertrophy mean? It's from an MRI Scan I had done.

Back degeneration: Age appropriate moderate spine degeneration with early signs of changes that can become spinal stenosis these findings need clinical correlation they can cause back and or leg pain or be asymptomatic ...Read more

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What is lumbar hypertrophic disease in facet joints and thickening of the ligamentum flavum? Mild-moderate facet hypertrophy L3-S1,lig flav thick L3-L4

What is lumbar hypertrophic disease in facet joints and thickening of the ligamentum flavum? Mild-moderate facet hypertrophy L3-S1,lig flav thick L3-L4

It means there are: Degenerative changes occurring leading to enlargement of the small joints of the spine (2at each level) along with degenerative enlargement of a ligament that connects each segment or level of the spine that could eventually lead to an overall narrowing of the spinal canal which may lead to a condition known as spinal stenosis. Smoking, being obese & a family hx of arthritis can accelerate it. ...Read more

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I've recently had an MRI of my cervical spine and will not see he dr. To review until monday. It shows generalizd posterior disc bulge that combines with bilateral uncovertebrlregion hypertrophy t create mild to moderate bilateral foraminal and mild centr

I've recently had an MRI of my cervical spine and will not see he dr. To review until monday. It shows generalizd posterior disc bulge that combines with bilateral uncovertebrlregion hypertrophy t create mild to moderate bilateral foraminal and mild centr

See below...: With age, we all unfortunately lose water and cartilage in our discs. This can cause the discs to bulge and is commonly seen on mri. Disc bulges and bone spurs from the uncovertebral joints that compress nerves can cause arm pain, weakness, and numbness. I would follow-up with your doctor to determine if your symptoms are related to the changes seen on mri. ...Read more

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What does multilevel ligamentum flavum hypertrophy and facet arthropathy mean?

What does multilevel ligamentum flavum hypertrophy and facet arthropathy mean?

Degenerative changes: OBernstein,

These are descriptive terms usually found in an MRI or CT report to characterize the condition of your spine. The ligamentum flavum helps connect spinal segments and overlies the spinal cord. The facet joints are in the posterior portion of the spinal column and can show degenerative changes like all other joints in the body. Facet joint issues are a common cause of back pain. ...Read more

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My morher has moderate femoral osteophytes. A doctor suggested surgery, what would this encompass?

My morher has moderate femoral osteophytes. A doctor suggested surgery, what would this encompass?

Ask the treating doc: You and your mother should ask this question to the doctor whom she has seen. I am sure he will be happy to explain the type of surgery and what it involves. He may be proposing arthroscopic surgery which uses a lighted tube to look inside the joint and clean up any wear and tear. ...Read more

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What does this mean? "Disk osteophyte complex and facet/uncovertebral changes"?

Degenerative: Basically refers to degenerative (aging) changes of the spine. Disk/osteophyte refers to bone spur and/or disc protrusion (often can't clearly differentiate between the two), and facet/uncovertebral refers to the joints at the back part (facets) and sides (uncovertebral) of the cervical vertebrae. ...Read more

Hypertrophy (Definition)

Hypertrophy is an increase in size of an organ or tissue, or a particular part of the body. Examples include muscle hypertrophy due to lifting weights, ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of a ventricle of the heart) due to high blood pressure or other heart disorders, or prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of ...Read more


Bone Spurs (Definition)

Bone spurs, or osteophytes, are bony projections that form along joints, and are often seen in conditions such as arthritis. Bone spurs are largely responsible for limitations in joint motion ...Read more