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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld answered:

what is uncovertebral degeneration?

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The uncovertebral joints are in the cervical part of the spine which is the neck. They are not true joints with a joint capsule but develop early in life due to the interaction between the vertebrae above and below. They typically can show some spurring and can narrow the nerve canals pinching the spinal nerves. Most people who reach middle age have some degree of degree of degeneration.
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Dr. Gabor Racz answered:

What is uncovertebral joint disease?

Loss of normal joint

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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
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What is uncovertebral joint arthropathy?

Degenerative change

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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.
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What does small uncovertebral osteophytes mean?

Bone spurs

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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.
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What does uncovertebral degenerative change mean ?

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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.
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Dr. Robert Milam answered:

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

Facet uncovertebral

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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.
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Can someone explain swelling of the uncovertebral joint?

This is not your

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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.
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Dr. Victor Bonuel answered:

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

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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
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Dr. Robert Milam answered:

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

Facet uncovertebral

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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.
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MRI-C6-7 there are bilateral uncovertebral osteophytes causing bilateral neural foraminal stenosis. What does this mean?

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The radiologist is describing small spicules of bone that are causing some narrowing of the bony canal through which the nerve runs. The MR findings would have to be correlated to your clinical findings and a neurologist might be helpful there
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