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Retrolisthesis Of C5 On C6
Normal? Mild straightening normal cervical lordosis maybe positional. Minimal grade 1 anterolisthesis C3 on C4 and C4 on C5 minimal grade 1 retrolisthesis of C5 on C6. Degenerative change disc ridge complexes C4-5 and C5-6. Dens intact. No fracture.
Depends : This would depend on the symptoms as well as how large is the disc protrusion? If there are severe neurologic symptoms like weakness of the arm, trouble walking, bowel or bladder dysfunction-and there is spinal cord compression seen on the MRI scan, then surgery is recommended. This would likely be an anterior cervical disc excision. If there are no/minimal symptoms, consider conservative measures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have broad based disc bulge C5 C6 C7 effacing CSF on the anterior spinal cord there is bilateral neurofora?
Depends on symptoms: You are describing a radiographic finding. Many times, people have disc bulges and no symptoms, in which case nothing needs to be done. If you are having neck pain or arm pain or numbness/weakness of the arms, then treatment with therapy to reduce the disc bulge and relieve pressure on the nerve roots or medication for the symptoms may be indicated. ...Read more
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
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
Wife's Mri of spine shows C2 C3 demonstrate T1 T2 bright signal along right lower aspect disc space. L3 small vertebral hemangimo. Minor facet hypertrophy at L4 L5 encroaching on the foramina. PLEASE explain these findings. Thank you Drs.
Some findings OK: In general, small hemangiomas in vertebral bodies are not clinically significant, sort of like fingerprints. Narrowed foramina from arthritis in the facets can be symptomatic and treated conservatively with anti inflammatories, steroid injections or rarely (sometimes micro) surgery. Disc lesions with T1 and T2 abnormalities need to be seen to opine on. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I got herniated discs in the c3-4 c4-5 c5-6 t6-7 t7-8 t11-12 l2-3 l3-4 l5- s1 indent cord ventral margin with clumping of nerve roots. ? Does it mean
It's complicated: As we age, we are prone to get basically arthritis of the spine, often referred to as spinal stenosis as well as changes in the discs between the spine bony vertebrae. Some have these changes earlier. If you have any arm or leg weakness, loss of control of bowels/bladder, then you will need to see a neurologist to further examine you and evaluate your symptoms in the context of the MRI findings. ...Read more
What does: There is straightening of the normal cervical lordosis, with minimal anterolisthesis of C2 on C3 and C3 on C4 mean after a car accident?
Is an emg test necessary if the MRI shows c4, C5 and C6 nerves pinched. Have c4, C5 and C6 ruptured disc in neck with C4 C5 and C6 pinched nerves on right side and C6 nerve pinched on left side. Have had bone scan, and CT and now doctor is wanting emg.
C5-6 Fusion: The hope is that it will. This is not always the case. ...Read more
What does Minimal discogenic marrow signal abnormalities superior endplate C6 and C7 mean on a MRI of neck report?
Pls provide meaning for results of cervical spine MRI central protrusion of c3/4 & c4/5 discs, right paracentral & right foraminal herniation of c5/6?
Symptoms: The central disc proteusions are likely age appropriate asymptomatic incidentsl findings if you have right arm shoulder and painto indes and thumb then this image reveals cause to be a correctable disc herniation if you dont have right arm pain then this means nothing . At your age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7 y/o with c-spine X-ray that shows: "On the right, small bony foramen at 2-3 level. On the left, small bony foramina at 2-3. Please advise ?
Love Them Foramina!!: A foramen is an "opening."In the spine it's the opening through which a nerve root passes (in this case, "C2-3", meaning in the foramen that lies between the second and third spine vertebra). So it looks like the report describes a narrow foramen. This could cause nerve irritation(in this case the 3rd cervical (neck) nerve, which is sensation to the back of the neck. Is that where the problem is? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mri shows I have herniated dics on l4-l5 and protrusion on l3-l4 and l5-s1. What is the treatment?
Depends on symptoms: If you have no symptoms, you may not require any treatment. With symptoms limited to pain, non-surgical treatments should be attempted first - physical therapy, massage, analgesics, etc. If those treatments fail, minimally invasive or surgical options can be considered. If you have severe symptoms such as inability to walk, bladder or bowel incontinence, surgery may be necessary. ...Read more
What does t6-7 4mm post disc protrusion with superior extrusion extending behind the lower on half of t6, measuring 9mm cc, causing mild impression upon the cord at and the midline mean & serious?
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. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can someone explain the effect extension has on a moderate bulging disc w/ mod degeneration at l4-5 and l5-s1?
Complicated...but: There have been lots of studies that show mckenzie exercises help reduce pain but have no (or negligible) effect on bulging discs. They do not reduce recurrences of back pain and little functional benefit. But, i still recommend them for certain patients. See a spine specialist! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On going pain after 1 year status post posterior cervical fusion at C5 and C6 levels. Headaches, right arm tingling. No decompression was done prior to procedure. Inflammation found at back of skull ?
Pain after PSIF neck: Not normal. Could be related to screw against nerve, pseudoarthrosis, incomplete decompression, nerve damage that didn't heal, missed or new problem. I would start with ct to see if bone healed and decompressed, and find out exactly where screws are. If negative, MRI to identify new or different problem. Get a diagnosis and it will help treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am wanting to k now about my mri. It states: posterior bulging at the c4-5, 5-6 causing minimal mass effect on the anterior aspect of the thecal sac.
Discuss your case: An MRI can be submitted to http://conciergeradiologist.Com in the next few weeks if you want a detailed overview of your case with your direct input and real-time consultation with an expert radiologist licensed in your state. It really helps to go over your whole study (all of the images) with an expert rather than the just a single image or just the report. Best to you. ...Read more