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What does uncovertebral degenerative change mean ?

What does uncovertebral degenerative change mean ?

This is a typical : Age related process seen almost universally in the neck or cervical spine where there are small right and left sided uncovertebral joints that develop wear and tear changes with typical disc degeneration at the same level that can sometimes contribute to nerve root compression or a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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What does small uncovertebral osteophytes mean?

What does small uncovertebral osteophytes mean?

Bone spurs: An osteophyte is just a fancy way to say a bone spur. The uncinate process is a process that is present in the posterior aspect of the vertebral body in the cervical spine. A simple way to describe the term is that you have mild arthritis in your neck. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What is uncovertebral degeneration?

What is uncovertebral degeneration?

Joints of Luschka: That are found in the neck or cervical region between c3 to c7 with 2 to each level. They are not true joints but as the disc spaces degenerate and wear out, pieces of bone or uncinates come together from either side of thedisc space to form a joint like structure that is degenerative in nature. ...Read more

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Please explain what does disk osteophyte complex and facet/uncovertebral changes mean?

Please explain what does disk osteophyte complex and facet/uncovertebral changes mean?

Facet uncovertebral : There are 5 moving parts of each level of the spine--2 facet joints, 2 uncovertebral joints, and disc is the 5th. The joints protect the spine and spinal cord from abnormal motion or translation. If the facet joint were to fracture or "break", it could lead to damage of the nerves/spinal cord. In everybody, as we age, the joints degenerate and lead to "changes" seen on studies. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's facet/uncovertebral changes?

Can any doc tell me what's facet/uncovertebral changes?

Facet uncovertebral : There are 5 moving parts of each level of the spine--2 facet joints, 2 uncovertebral joints, and disc is the 5th. The joints protect the spine and spinal cord from abnormal motion or translation. If the facet joint were to fracture or "break", it could lead to damage of the nerves/spinal cord. In everybody, as we age, the joints degenerate and lead to "changes" seen on studies. ...Read more

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What is uncovertebral joint disease?

What is uncovertebral joint disease?

Loss of normal joint: Could be traumatic, degenerative as well as inflammatory. It is good to have diagnosis and treatment . See an appropriately trained interventional pain physician. Gabor racz md fipp abipp. ...Read more

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What is uncovertebral joint arthropathy?

What is uncovertebral joint arthropathy?

Degenerative change: The uncovertebral joint is an interphase of adjacent cervical spine vertebrae located in either side and adjacent to the disc space and opening for the nerve root(neuroforamen). Degenerative changes of this joint is referred to as uncovertebral arthropathy. ...Read more

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Can someone explain swelling of the uncovertebral joint?

Can someone explain swelling of the uncovertebral joint?

This is not your : Typical joint like a knee or elbow joint. There is not a swelling due to excessive joint fluid but an enlargement of this joint found in the cervical spine due to degenerative changes which may lead to compression on nerve tissue. ...Read more

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What kind of symptoms could one expect with swelling of the uncovertebral joint?

Check out these: Links. Take care and god bless u! http://www.laserspineinstitute.com/back_problems/spinal_bone_spurs/joint_osteophytes/?full. http://www.chiropractic-help.com/uncovertebral-joint-luschka.html. ...Read more

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C6-7 mild left uncovertebral hypertrophy causing moderate narrowing of left neural exit vitamins. what this means?

C6-7 mild left uncovertebral hypertrophy causing moderate narrowing of left neural exit vitamins. what this means?

Mild Arthritis: Mild degenerative disease of the joint causing narrowing of the hole through which the nerve root exits. ...Read more

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