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Doctor insights on: Spondylosing Arthropathy

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What does limited scoliosis with spondylosis and facet arthropathy mean?

What does limited scoliosis with spondylosis and facet arthropathy mean?

Degenerative change: If occuring in the lower back usually a small scoliosis has developed as a result of degenerating discs which also leads to facet joint degeneration- spondylosis means degenerative disc changes and facet arthropathy is a term for facet joint degeneration. Occasionally, a scoliosis present in the lower back alters the normal mechanics leading to these changes at an increased rate over normal. ...Read more

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Hit in neck 7wks ago mri-chronic cervical spondylosis c56c67 degenerative bony narrowings left sided associated mild left facet arthropathy. Worried?

Hit in neck 7wks ago mri-chronic cervical spondylosis c56c67 degenerative bony narrowings left sided associated mild left facet arthropathy. Worried?

Common findings: The MRI seems to describe very common degenerative type changes at typical locations in the neck. They are described as chronic, which indicates these are due to wear and tear over time and not likely related to your being hit in the neck. These changes will likely continue to happen over the course of a lifetime and may be a source of pain in your neck and/or arms from time to time. ...Read more

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MRI "The combination of facet enlargement and spondyloses causes mild foraminal narrowing on the left side at L4-L5 and bilaterally at L5-S1" Meaning?

MRI "The combination of facet enlargement and spondyloses causes mild foraminal narrowing on the left side at L4-L5 and bilaterally at L5-S1" Meaning?

Based on symptoms: These findings are not very specific. These findings only have meaning when they are combined with thorough history and physical exam findings. ...Read more

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Can spondylosis be cured and how?

Can spondylosis be cured and how?

No: Spondylosis itself is a term used to describe degeneration of the spine. Though the symptoms associated with spondylosis (back pain, leg pain, sciatia, etc) can be cured or treated, the spondylosis itself cannot be cured. ...Read more

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What are the causes of spondylosis in younger adults?

What are the causes of spondylosis in younger adults?

Spondylosis means : Degenerative changes of the spine that occur primarily with age but can be accelerated by other factors such as smoking, deformity, obesity to name a few. Genetics can also play a role. Trauma has been shown to accelerate changes including whiplash. Disc surgery will accelerate the process as can a fusion leading to adjacent level changes. ...Read more

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What causes spondylosis?

What causes spondylosis?

Spondylosis means : Degenerative changes of the spine that occur primarily with age but can be accelerated by other factors such as smoking, deformity, obesity to name a few. Genetics can also play a role. Sometimes it can lead to instability and deformity or even spinal stenosis. Disc surgery will accelerate the process as can a fusion leading to adjacent level changes. ...Read more

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Is there a way to cure spondylosis?

Is there a way to cure spondylosis?

Normal aging process: Spondylosis refers to degenerative changes in the spine such as bone spurs and degenerating intervertebral discs and facet joints. It something that is expected. Just as we expect our skin to wrinkle as we get older. It is part of normal aging process. So everyone will have progressive spondylosis as they get older -- even starting as early as the second decade of life. ...Read more

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