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What is the prognosis for lumbar stenosis with bulging discs at l4/l5 and l3/l4 with spinal cord effacement and bilateral facet joint hypertrophy.
Mixed: Facet hypertrophy is a common change as people age; the amount of joint enlargement is more important than the fact that it is present. Stenosis is an issue if it is symptomatic. Weight control and exercise can help. Surgery can help in cases that don't respond to other treatment. The spinal cord usually ends at l1-2, so if it truly goes down to l5, there are other issues that need to be addressed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
advice regarding my MRI result. "Smooth reversal of the cervical lordosis. Minor disc osteophyte bulge is effacing the CSF anterior to the cord C5-C6?
A chronic: disc bulge or protrusion can get buttressed by bone overgrowth called an osteophyte. This "disc osteophyte" complex can bulge into the spinal canal and press on the sac that surrounds the spinal fluid and cord(effacement). It can cause symptoms depending on the severity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My MRI report say this: levoconvex curvature of the lumbar spine. The spinal cord terminates at the inferior aspect of the t12 vertebral body.Meaning?
Doctor speak: We need to sound smart. It basically means a bit of a scoliosis i the lower spine with the apex of the curve pointed to the left. The spinal cord is ending at the bottom of the last thoracic vertebrae, which isn't to far from normal. Speak to your doctor and they can likely go over the actual films with you and show you what they mean. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatments options for l5/s1 disc extrusion that effaces the s1 nerve root along with mild anterposterial congenital spinal stenosis of the lumbar spi?
What are the long term outcomes of posterior cervical foramenectomy and ACDF For cervical RADICULOPATHY from foraminal/spinal stenosis C4 thru C7?
ACDF outcomes: Even a surgeon can not answer that question. Long term can be pain relief all the way to more pain. I would say if you haven't found a good interventional pain specialist to consult with prior do so now and see what other options there are besides surgery. This is if it is just for pain, if you are having any neurological deficits surgery might be your option. ...Read more
Please explain lumbar MRI -there is a narrowing of the lateral recesses, particularly on the right but without displacement of traversing nerve roots.
Lumbar MRI findings: The explanation means early degeneration is causing compression of the spinal fluid sack, but is not putting pressure on the nerves. The results would not explain leg pain, but may cause back pain. Please review with the ordering physician to correlate your symptoms. ...Read more
Canal anatomy: The diameter of the bony spinal canal is largest c1-2, and then in the lumbar spine. The spinal cord ends at l1-2. Generally, the canal is relatively constant in diameter from the cervical to thoracic spine accommodating the cord and providing another 60% of its diameter as a buffer for spinal fluid and tissues. Average diameters are around 17mm throughout and considered critical if under 10 mm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Look up the anatomy: Spinal cord is a neurological structure which runs inside the spine; the space inside the spine is called spinal canal. Cord is a vital organ that controlls our arms and legs movements, whereas the spinal canal is just a channel wherein lies the spinal cord. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i get approved for disability for herniated nucleus pulposus which indents the ventral aspect of the thecal sac?
My lower lumbar MRI spine without contrast says on the impression part. 1. Straightening of the normal lumbar lordosis. 2. L5-S1 diffuse disc bulging with endplate osteophytes abutting the dural sac in the central canal and bilateral L5 nerve roots in the
"Facet enlargement in the lower lumbar spine and multilevel degen disc narrowing.There is foraminal stenosis, greatest on the r side @ L4-L5" Meaning?
These findings are: all part of the spectrum of degenerative arthritis. The facets are small joints between the posterior parts of successive vertebral bodies. Foraminal stenosis means that the opening(foramen) that the nerve root exits the spinal canal through is narrowed, usually by degenerative disease, and may be pinching the nerve root, in your case the right L4 nerve root exiting the L4-L5 foramen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
L5-S1,is a focal disc extrusion, mild central canal narrowing and left neural exit foraminal narrowing, with details as above. Is this urgency ?
Should severe multilevel neural foraminal narrowing of the cervical spine and stenosis be concern for paralysis?
L4/5 marked diffuse disc bulge with bilateral encroachment on both neural exit foramina and spinal canal diameter compromise. solutions without OP?
Smooth Reversal of the cervical lordosis. Minor disc bulge is effacing the CSF anterior to the cord at C5-C6. ?
Neck: The reveral of the cervical lordosis is usually from muscle spasms. The bulging disc is pushing against the sac that holds the CSF and spinal cord. You don't mention of it is pushing against the cord itself so I will assume it doesn't. Usually need rest, pain meds and muscle relaxers. Keep all your appointments with your doctor. You might benefit from physical therapy too. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Had an MRI and dont understand results. "large posterior disk extrusion contacting the anterior spinal cord and causing severe spinal canal stenosis.
Spinal Stenosis: Did a doctor explain to you the results or did you just obtain a copy? In general you have a protruding disc (not sure if neck or back) that is impinging on the spinal canal and resulting in narrowing of the canal. I would imagine you are having pain, weakness, numbness? ...Read more
Mri test shows loss of spinal height & signal spinal stenosis narrowing of spinal canal diffused disc bluge in contact with thecal sac neural formina narrowed bilatery what treatment do you recommend?
Nerve heating: Spinal nerve clipping is usually done by pain management anesthesiologist by inserting a needle into the back and directing it to the nerve root channel in the spine with x-ray. The needle is then heated to destroy the nerves. It is rare for surgeons to offer open clipping of the nerves. The results vary; some patients have months of relief, some have little benefit. ...Read more
How does one see the foramenal and tiny blood vessels of the lumbar spine? (e.G. The vessels that exit with the nerves)
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- Severe narrowing of the neural foramina
- Neural foramina stenosis
- Narrowing of the neural foramina
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- Dorsal sacral foramina
- Sacral neural foramina
- Mild bilateral foramina narrowing
- Bilateral neural foramina