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Doctor insights on: Retrolisthesis Of C4 And C5 With Spondylosis

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I'm really frustrated with my condition. My symptoms are not aligned with my diagnosis. I have minimal spondylosis c4 c5 anterolithesis 2mm mild narr?

I'm really frustrated with my condition. My symptoms are not aligned with my diagnosis. I have minimal spondylosis c4 c5 anterolithesis 2mm mild narr?

Need more info: What you wrote, there is nothing that is of a concern. The findings you describe from a MRI or CT? Are very commonly seen with no symptoms.

Without more information, I cannot make any assessment. I can tell you that the findings you describe are unlike to be the cause of any symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Anterior spondylosis at c6-c7 with mild disc height loss at c4-5, c5-6. Ra related or expected for 47 y. O. Female? Occ pain between scapula?

Anterior spondylosis at c6-c7 with mild disc height loss at c4-5, c5-6. Ra related or expected for 47 y. O. Female? Occ pain between scapula?

Apondylosis: It most probably age related degenerative process. Local temperature modality treatment and exercise will be helpful. Avoid short acting narcotics prolonged use. ...Read more

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What is cervical spondylosis (cervical osteoarthritis) and what does it mean mild to left sided c4-c5?

What is cervical spondylosis (cervical osteoarthritis) and what does it mean mild to left sided c4-c5?

Aging: Spondylosis basically means aging changes of the spine, which can include degeneration of the discs, arthritis in the joints of the spine, bone spurs, bulging discs. Mild and left sided simply refer to the severity and location of the spondylosis, and C4 - 5 tells you which level of the spine is involved. It may seem unusual to have aging changes at age 28, but early spondylosis can be seen. ...Read more

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What does MRI impression minimal grade 1 l5-s1 retrolisthesis with mild lumbar spondylosis mean?

What does MRI impression minimal grade 1 l5-s1 retrolisthesis with mild lumbar spondylosis mean?

Spondylosis: Is loss of vertical height due to disk degeneration. Retrolisthesis means backward slippage of one vertebra over another. If it's mild it shouldn't cause many symptoms but this should encourage you to strengthen your core muscles and keep them strong because this problem gets worse as you age and you want your muscles to do all the work not the joints or disks of your spine. ...Read more

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What type of surgery do they do for early degenerative spondylosis that is mainly in the c4-c6 areas?

What type of surgery do they do for early degenerative spondylosis that is mainly in the c4-c6 areas?

See below: This depends on your symptoms. Since you are on quite a bit of pain meds I assume that you have significant pain. Still, it's probably too early to do surgery on mild degenerative changes. Do you have any other symptoms? Physical therapy & pain management would help. There is also a full range of cervical spinal blocks that can be done as well. Consult with your dr, a neurosurgeon or pain doctor. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for someone who has retrolisthesis and anterolisthesis in c5-c6?

What is the treatment for someone who has retrolisthesis and anterolisthesis in c5-c6?

Not clear: It is not possible to have both retrolisthesis and anterolisthesis at the same disc level. Typically, either of these problems can be caused by disc or facet degeneration or both. ...Read more

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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 it mean to have moderately severe degenerative disc space narrowing in c4-6 with mild retrolisthesis with small uncinate process osteophytes?

Arthritic neck: Your description does not imply any symptoms or pain whatsoever. Degree of arthritis does not correlate with pain. So, unless you are having a significant problem, relax and continue along as you were. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with l5-s1 and c5-c6 spondylosis. I have gained a lot of weight in the last 2 yrs. Is it the reason or something else? I'm 28

I was recently diagnosed with l5-s1 and c5-c6 spondylosis. I have gained a lot of weight in the last 2 yrs. Is it the reason or something else? I'm 28

No: Weight gain is mainly due to taking in more calories than you burn off. If your activity level has decreased because of the problem thus could be part of the cause. Some medications can also increase appetite. You may want to discuss this and a weight control program with your doctor. Excess weight can increase the back/neck problem. ...Read more

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Can C5, 6, 7 spondylosis cause pain at the wrist and elbow joints? What other cause can there be? No injury.

Can C5, 6, 7 spondylosis cause pain at the wrist and elbow joints? What other cause can there be? No injury.

Cervical spondylosis: Cervical spondylosis (http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/cervical-spondylosis/basics/definition/con-20027408) refers to arthritis of spine. While it can cause numbness/tingling/weakness in arms & hands, it won't cause pain per se in joints. Elbow & wrist pain could be due to wear/tear, repetitive injury, infections, etc. Go see your Family Doc for complete evaluation. ...Read more

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What is cervical spondylosis? What does it mean if C5 - C6 and C6 -c7 disc shows diffuse circumferential bulge?

What is cervical spondylosis? What does it mean if C5 - C6 and C6 -c7 disc shows diffuse circumferential bulge?

Just means there are: Degenerative changes noted. Just as you would expect to have wear at the bottom of your shoes, and on your car tires, just as you expect to develop progressive skin wrinkles with age, spondylosis is just degenerative changes of the spine, and at age 40, having diffuse disc bulge can be age appropriate. The hydration in the disc decreases with age, leading to disc bulging circumferentially. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is cervical spondylosis and C5 - C6 and C6 -c7 disc shows diffuse circumferential bulge?

This means that you: Have arthritis setting in at a couple levels in your neck (spondylosis) at specific joints in your spine with possible inflammation from this irritation as well. The diffuse circumferential bulges suggest degenerative disc disease and flattening of your discs, from either past trauma or disc issues that are causing them to bulge beyond the vertebral bodies. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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C5-c6 retrolisthesis. C6-c7 anterolisthesis. C7-t1 anterolistesis. Mo mass or stenosis at level of frrml magnum. Min cord deformity. Suggestions?

Could be fairly -: -normal unless you are having symptoms that match the findings. If so see a fellowship trained spine surgeon for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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Spondylosis and stenosis as well as encroachment on intervertebral foramina at c5/c6 and c6/c7 levels w/ significant cord edema with narrowing most prominent in the saggital diameter. Do I need surg?

Spondylosis and stenosis as well as encroachment on intervertebral foramina at c5/c6 and c6/c7 levels w/ significant cord edema with narrowing most prominent in the saggital diameter. Do I need surg?

Possible: Only neurosurgeon or spine surgeon who saw you and your MRI can answer this question, when taking in consideration physical exam, severity of symptoms and anatomical changes. ...Read more

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I am 21 and grade 1 retrolisthesis of C3 on C4 is being noticed in my xray, daily have to face so much of pain in head neck n back took physiotherapy?

I am 21 and grade 1 retrolisthesis of C3 on C4 is being noticed in my xray, daily have to face so much of pain in head neck n back took physiotherapy?

Dr look carefully: In 'theory' this should be a negligible degree of retrolisthesis. I suspect your pain is caused by something else. And the x-ray finding is chance only a pmr doctor or neurologist would need to do a very careful exam and review your xrays and try to determine the problem. ...Read more

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I have c5-c6 herniated disc and spondylosis...I feel like I want to crack my neck, is that ok or might make it worse?

I have c5-c6 herniated disc and spondylosis...I feel like I want to crack my neck, is that ok or might make it worse?

Risky: With the diagnosis you have, it would be unwise to crack your neck. Proper physical therapy directed by your orthopedic physician would be the safest thing you could do to help with the present situation and to have a home program set up for you that will both help alleviate your present and future situations. Some of the sensation may be spasm which applying warmth to your neck could help. ...Read more

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Have cervical spondylosis c5-c6, c6-c7 and osteophytes touching nerves. What arm strengthening exercises can be done and what to avoid?

No restrictions: Other than avoiding any position or activity that may aggravate your symptoms then reduce weights and increase your reps as tolerated or you may have to modify your technique but there are no restrictions per se. ...Read more

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Have cervical spondylosis c5-c6, c6-c7, in pain, wearing neck brace. Was told hanging my head upside down is good for recovery. Any truth in that?

This would be like: Doing traction by letting gravity do the pulling off loading your neck. Traction may help if the position is tolerable for you for this degenerative issue in your neck. ...Read more

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My MRI shows reversal of the cervical lordosis @ c4, spondylosis, uncovertebral hypertrophy w/mild right foraminal narrowing. Pls explain. Treatments?

In short it means th: -at you have degenerative disk disease centered around C-4, and as a result of this you have bulging of the disk that takes up room that the nerves pass through. If you have arrm symptoms, this can be a cause. It would be on the right side. Spondylosis just a long word for degenerative disease of the spine. Treatment should be done by a spine specialist, fellowship trained orthopedist. ...Read more

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Xray report: reversal of cervical lordosis. Calcification posterior to c5 spinous process.1mm retrolisthesis at c5c6.mild spondyloctic changes greatest at c5c6. Can you plz explain these findings?

Xray report: reversal of cervical lordosis. Calcification posterior to c5 spinous process.1mm retrolisthesis at c5c6.mild spondyloctic changes greatest at c5c6. Can you plz explain these findings?

Not with word limit: I will try.
I can tell you that most of what you reported is not a big consequence. The reversal can be seen with a stiff neck. Ca++ posterior to C5 is likely calcific tendinitis. 1mm retrolithesis is too small to worry about. Spondylitic changes are part of aging and degenerative process in the spine and is very common. ...Read more

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C5-6, C6-7 spondylosis, bone spur. Conservative treatments for 2 years. No relief. Daily neck n shoulder pain. No weakness. Surgery only option?

C5-6, C6-7 spondylosis, bone spur. Conservative treatments for 2 years. No relief. Daily neck n shoulder pain. No weakness. Surgery only option?

Neck pain: Before surgery you can try pain management treatments such as epidural steroid injection's or facet injections. If these don't help and you're still in a lot of pain surgery is a very good option which can solve the problem permanently. ...Read more

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I had MRI cervical spine w&w/o contrast. Impression says: c6-7 protrusion & spondylosis w/mild left neural foraminal compromise & c5-6. Pls explain?

Cervical Spine MRI: The findings identify degeneration of the discs in the cervical spine causing compression of two hole in your spine (c5-6, c6-7). If you are having left arm pain, this may be the cause. Otherwise the findings are a normal progression of spinal wear and tear of a 56 yo spine. Please review the findings with the physician who ordered the MRI or a surgeon specializing in spinal surgery. ...Read more

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I have l5-s1 spondylosis and c5-c6 herniated disc at 28. I have been suffering from fatigue for 3 months now which really concerns me. Will it resolve?

I have l5-s1 spondylosis and c5-c6 herniated disc at 28. I have been suffering from fatigue for 3 months now which really concerns me. Will it resolve?

Arthritis progresses: Unfortunately, arthritis of the neck and back are common. These only progress. You can slow progression by keeping healthy and maintaining a strong core. Your fatigue is not likely caused by these. ...Read more

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Do a recent c5-c6 herniated disc with spondylosis and l5-s1 prolapse disc with spondylosis cause symptoms similar to heart attack? Chest pain& fatigue

Do a recent c5-c6 herniated disc with spondylosis and l5-s1 prolapse disc with spondylosis cause symptoms similar to heart attack? Chest pain& fatigue

Not usually. See MD: A cervical disc on the left can cause pain in to left shoulder/scapula and in to the arm. The pain can give a patient fatigue if sleep is impaired. The heart should definitely be evaluated as soon as possible, though, as that could be potentially be life-threatening. ...Read more

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Spinal pain/radiculopathy several years MRI Dx spondylosis & stenosis c5/6, t4/5 & OA all lumbar joints. GP says only option pain mgmt - is this true? Am 55 & pain/cramping in R arm leg getting worse. No MRI upper back but bad stinging pain. Help pls

Spinal pain/radiculopathy several years MRI Dx spondylosis & stenosis c5/6, t4/5 & OA all lumbar joints. GP says only option pain mgmt - is this true? Am 55 & pain/cramping in R arm leg getting worse. No MRI upper back but bad stinging pain. Help pls

Pain in neck & back: The dilemma faced by the neurosurgeon is that when he is operating so close to the spinal cord he might accidentally cut some nerves and paralyze you. One of the oldest medical maxims is: Primum non nocere. First Do no harm. ...Read more

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Can u tell me what symptoms occur from retrolethesis (? Sp) of C3 c4? I also have bulged, or herniated dics at every other level in my neck...

Can u tell me what symptoms occur from retrolethesis (? Sp) of C3 c4? I also have bulged, or herniated dics at every other level in my neck...

Retrolisthesis: From wikipedia: "structural instability may be experienced as a local uneasiness or a structural compensatory distortion involving the whole spine. If the joints are stuck in a retrolisthesis configuration there may also be changes to range of motion. Pain may be experienced as a result of irritation to the sensory nerve roots by bone depending on the degree of displacemement.". ...Read more

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I have cervical spondilosis, acdf c5-7.Pm doc has me on 3 lortab a day. I've been takin 4 a day. Will he cut me off my pain has been worse? Help n pain!

I have cervical spondilosis, acdf c5-7.Pm doc has me on 3 lortab a day. I've been takin 4 a day. Will he cut me off my pain has been worse? Help n pain!

Communicate: You need to tell your dr about the pain you are having and what it is requiring to cover it. If you just turn up "out" of pain pills in 1/3 the expected time, that will cause concerns. 4 tabs/day instead of 3 is not that big of a deal--as long as prescriber knows about it. Can also ask what non-narcotic med (s) you can take w/the lortab to help control pain. ...Read more

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How serious is a disc herniation at c4-c5 with spinal contact?

How serious is a disc herniation at c4-c5 with spinal contact?

It could be serious: The two most common levels in the cervical spine to herniate are the C5 - C6 level (cervical 5 and cervical 6) and the C6 -c7 level. The next most common is the C4 - C5 level, and rarely the C7 - t1 level may herniate.
C4 - C5 (c5 nerve root) - can cause weakness in the deltoid muscle in the upper arm. Does not usually cause numbness or tingling. Can cause shoulder pain. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Spondylosis (Definition)

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