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Retrolisthesis Of Cervical Spine Discs
Spine alignment: Retrolisthesis describes the position of one vertebra being out of alignment relative to the rest of the spinal column. The abnormal cervical vertebra is positioned behind or posterior to its normal position relative to the adjacent vertebra. This may be normal for you, or may indicate an instability. Your doctor can help determine the severity and implication of the retrolisthesis. ...Read more
Every disc n my cervical spine is herniated, can't take the pain anymore, pain dr says no more "lysis tx's", had 2 many. What is something else close?
Where is your pain?: What does lysis trx mean, epidural lysis of adjesions or rf ablation of facet iinnervation? Cervical disc herniations cause arm pain generally how many is too many? Its good to abandon failed treatments and move on to next suspected pain generator theory it is unlikely that all disc herniations are similtaneously symptomatic too many targets to be effective. ...Read more
NonE: It is not at all clear there is a cause and effect between discomfort and the prescence of bulges on images many painless necks have bulges of their discs. ...Read more
45 yr old female with cervical spine issues of stenosis, bulg. Discs, pinched nervs. How can I no if messing up words are age related or something else?
Something else: At 45 there should not be age related deterioration of language skills ...Read more
Typically not: Trigger point injections are best used for spasm and pain in the muscle. If the pain is originating from a cervical disc herniation, the trigger point is usually not successful, and even when it is, rarely gives any lasting relief. ...Read more
Usually no.: These findings are typically produced from longstanding wear and tear and do not spontaneously resolve. ...Read more
What is the safest test/procedure to find what parts of body are affected by bulg. Disc, stenosis, pinched nerves in cervical spine?
MRI/EMG: MRI is the gold standard to assess soft tissue in the spine. To localize and prognosticate a compressive neuropathy, an EMG/nerve conduction study is safe, sensitive, and specific. These tests are often performed together and get the most useful information for physicians to determine best next steps, i.e., conservative management versus surgery. ...Read more
Fairly common: Finding. This does not mean you will be disabled, just that arthritis is setting in and the discs are not as healthy as one would want. Work on strengthening your neck, helping support the area. Range of motion and stretching exercises, and stay well hydrated. Consider physical therapy as well if you start to notice pain and see a physician if you have any radiation of pain into arms. Best of luck. ...Read more
Yes: A bulging disc can be a sign of genetics, aging or trauma. They can be located anywhere along the spine although the neck or lower back are the most common areas. ...Read more
Absolutely: If you have the propensity for one, you surely do for two... ...Read more
Yes: You can have a bulging disc in one or more areas of your spine. ...Read more
MRI of my Cervical Spine There is disc degenerative changes with associated impingement of the thecal sac, exit neuroforaminal encroachment.
MRI result?: So- what does this mean? It is common for MRI of the c-spine to show degenerative changes. Impingement of the thecal sac is not normally concerning. It is unclear what is meant by "exit neuroforaminal encroachment". Was there encroachment or not? If it is there, this normally means nerve root encroachment, which can cause symptoms that affect the arms. ...Read more
I have djd of the cervical spine and bulging disc in the center of my back about 8 inches above my buttocks what kind of exercise can I do to help rel?
Nonsurgical treatment works the vast majority of times for back/neck pain. DJD in the neck and back usually coincide. Same genetics, and your neck and back have been in the same places. . .
Mckenzie exercises are what I most often prescribe. You can by the books online: treat your own back, robin mckenzie (around $15).
Core exercises also great: pilates, yoga, piyo, etc. ...Read more
See below: They are safe and effective and have similar results as the clasSic ACDF their advantages over the fusion are theoretical in my opinion the Acdf has a 95% chance at relieving arm pain neither are neck pain procedures, both do a good job relieving arm pain from pinched neck nerves early adopters of new technology can be surprised by outcomes since they are not as well studied without long term ...Read more
Mri of cervical spine says there is disc space desiccation from c3c4 through c5c6 intervertebral disc space level. What does it mean?
Degenerative change: Means that the disc, which is a sort of "cushion" between the vertebral bodies, is losing elasticity due to chemical alterations in its substance, generally associated with aging and wear and tear. It is an early manifestation of degenerative disc disease/arthritis. Very common, likely not to cause symptoms as an isolated finding. No treatment per se, no follow up if this is the only finding. ...Read more
The result of my MRI of cervical spine is-- 1. Paracentral disk bulge at c5-6 level with right side neural canal encroachment seen what does it mean..
C5-6 Disc: A disc herniation at c5-6 will result in symptoms from the C6 nerve root. The patern of pain and numbness usually extend into the thmb and index fingers and weakness, if present, is typically in the right biceps muscle. A nerve root block can be of benefit and if the symptoms are not improving, surgical treatment can be considered. ...Read more