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Subacute Combined Degeneration
What is diffuse degenerative endplate changes wth extensive multi level disc osteophyte disease /implication ?
Doctor, For Mucoid Degeneration in Posterior Horn of Medial and Lateral Meniscus, any other treatment except Surgery such as medication, exercises?
Avoid future....: ...stress, such as deep squats, no twisting in a squat position such as a fast pitch softball league or baseball. B careful in twisting sport as tennis,. Many times a nonfunctional brace like a neoprene sleeve will help . It does so by sending 2 Ur brain subconscious proprioception signals & in turn U subconsciously protect U knee by being more careful with no thinking. ...Read more
Is macular degeneration the same as retinal degeneration? My eye reports says Bilateral: Defect is consistent with retinal degeneration. I'm 33.
Not really: Macular degeneration is a type of retinal degeneration found in the senior population that affects only the center of vision. Many other types of retinal degeneration exist from congenital, to acquired, from hereditary to environmental and from severe to minimal. I would be happy to interpret the report if you send me more details. ...Read more
Is chronic diffuse sensorimotor peripheral neuropathy with predominant external & secondary demyelinative changes a long-term disability?
It can be: Sensorimotor peripheral neuropathies have many types and various causes. Some of them can be disabling, even long term in some cases. A thorough search will have to include blood tests and urine tests. In some cases spinal tab (lumbar puncture) can be necessary. In delineating the diagnosis. ...Read more
Generally this would: Not be associated with any sciatica unless there was an annular tear creating an acute inflammation causing irritation of a nerve root that contributes to the sciatic nerve leading to pain over its distribution into the leg with most resolving but can occasionally lead to a true disc herniation which 90% of the time improve without surgery. Regular exercise, keeping trim ; not smoking are key. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same: Posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) occurs when the vitreous gel becomes more like a liquid. The solid component of the gel floats in the liquid component of the gel. This liquefaction process is basically vitreous "degeneration." the symptoms are floaters (black spots, cobwebs, bugs) and sometimes flashes of light. ...Read more
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
Macular degeneration: The usual risk factors are positive family history, cigarette smoking, far sightedness, light iris color, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, female gender, heart disease , and of course aging. To my knowledge alcoholism in a parent doesn't cause macular degeneration in their children, unless the above risk factors apply to the children. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
DJD w osteophytes: Degenerative joint disease (DJD) is the normal "wear and tear" kind of arthritis that we are all going to get as we get older in our most used joints. Part of the process of chronic arthritis is a remodeling of the calcium structure of the bone at the joint surfaces, which leads to accumulation of calcium away from the point of pressure. Ibuprofen will help discomfort from this normal process. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can lumbar spondylolisthesis & L4 bilateral pars defect w/ mild neural foramina stenosis cause tiny focal lesions in brain or is it 2 diff things?
Different things: Those are not related.Get a more detailed answer ›
Treatment for radial & longitudinal tears of the posterior horn medial meniscus, severe knee osteoarthrits moderate joint effusion, diffuse synovitis?
Numerous : The most definitive option is a knee replacement. Knee arthroscopy is not likely to be helpful at this point. Various injections such as cortisone, hyaluronic acid/joint fluid or platelet-rich plasma are reasonable options. Meds, braces and PT are considerations. If I can help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more
"grade II signal within posterior horn of the medial meniscus, which may represent mucinous degeneration or meniscal bruise" is surgery needed?! help!
No: This finding on an MRI ( read by a radiologist) is fairly common .Grade 2 " signal change " does not mean u have a meniscus tear. Your history and phy. Exam should be fairly obvious for a meniscus tear @ your age.'mucinous degeneration' @ age 16 is ext. Rare. Meniscal 'bruises' is not an orthopedic dx.See( w/ your parent(s)) an experienced ors who is adept w/ knee problems.Best of luck! ...Read more
My MRI states the following. Disc disiccation is noted at multiple levels.. Impression states disc degenerative disease causing central canal narrowi?
Patient with excellent result of prior (x3) spinal fusion. Severe paraspinous muscle spasm with MRI showing paraspinous muscle atrophy edema. Rx?
Yes It is possible: Injections will give you pain relief early, but PT can be just as helpful but will take time to get relief. There is new research coming out that when you are in a lot of pain, you're body actually stops you from performing exercises so that you may not benefit from PT initially. So we believe that if you at least improve your pain first, you can then proceed with the exercise therapy programs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers